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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

President Obama presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Israeli President Shimon Peres in the East Room of the White House in Washington, June 13, 2012.

Peres calls for renewed peace talks in medal ceremony

JTA REPORT June 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, Israeli President Shimon Peres called for a renewal of peace talks with the Palestinians. “Israel and the Palestinians are ripe today to restart” peace talks,...

Masorti Executive Director Yizhar Hess, right, welcoming Israeli
President Shimon Peres at the Masorti gala dinner, Jan. 5, 2012.
Courtesy of Masorti movement

Peres praises Masorti movement, condemns extremists

JTA, JERUSALEM January 10, 2012

Israeli President Shimon Peres praised the Masorti movement's contributions to Israel and condemned extremists in Israel. “I came here this evening to hear women singing,” Peres said Jan. 5 after a performance of the Masorti youth movement's coed...

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