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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

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 REPORTPublished 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,...

Israeli President Shimon Peres, center, meets with U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, right, and former Major Leaguer Brad Ausmus, who will manage Israel’s team in the World Baseball Classic, in Jerusalem, May 24, 2012.

Shimon Peres has journeyed from ‘loser’ to Israel’s most popular public figure

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished June 14, 2012

WASHINGTON — For decades, the joke in Israel went: How do you know when Shimon Peres is headed for defeat? When he announces that he is running. Peres — today Israel’s extremely popular president and on Wednesday a recipient of the Presidential...

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.

President Barack Obama’s remarks at Medal of Freedom ceremony

Published May 30, 2012

THE WHITE HOUSE  Office of the Press Secretary REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM CEREMONY East Room 3:45 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Everybody, please have a seat, and welcome to the White...

President Barack Obama addresses the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on Mar. 4, 2012.

Peres to receive U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom

JTAPublished March 4, 2012

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will award Israeli President Shimon Peres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. During his speech Sunday before the AIPAC Policy Conference, Obama announced that he would award the medal to Peres this summer.    The Presidential...

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