Obama to receive dubious award from Israel

Obama and Peres award

President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to President Shimon Peres of Israel during a ceremony and dinner in the East Room of the White House, June 13, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Israeli ceremonial President Shimon Peres will award President Obama with a Presidential Medal of Distinction when he visits Israel next month, IsraelNationalNews.com reported.

Realize, though, that the award does not come from the Knesset, Israel’s equivalent to the U.S. Congress. Instead, it is being bestowed by an obscure committee formed just last year.  Other award recipients include Henry Kissinger, Zubin Mehta, Uri Slomin and Judy Feld Carr, none of whom is relevant in today’s world of Israel-bashing.

Peres, strangely enough, was presented with the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom from none other than President Obama when Peres  visited last year. It’s a sort of, “You give it to me and I’ll give it back to you,” kind of distinction. Obama’s support for Israel’s Iron Dome project reportedly helped him win the dubious honor.

Since Israel first unveiled its plans for the Iron Dome anti-ballistic system in 2007, with the Bush administration’s financial and technical assistance, there is not much to thank Obama for. The House of Representatives approved an additional $205 million for this project last year, with little help from the Obama administration.

It is obvious that Obama’s upcoming visit to Israel and Palestine will ruffle some feathers among the Israeli populace, which does not think highly of him. Apparently, the Obama team had to drum up some glamour for his trip to the Jewish state, and Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s far-left opponent, was motivated to award him this medal of non-importance. Of course, the American far-left media will tout this as a gift from heaven to our president, who will also meet with Mahmoud Abbas, the terrorist-supporting leader of the Palestinian Authority annointed by Obama as a “partner for peace.” Tell this to the Fogel family.

 

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  • jc

    Another photo op and the msm will eb and flow over it

  • BIf

    Israel began developing Iron Dome in 2005 and it became a priority in 2007, but there’s no evidence that Bush gave funding for the project an advance nod.

  • Dmitry

    Visiting Stalin in Moscowv in 1939, Hitler's Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop enjoyed cheerful reception and said that he felt as if he were "among old party comrades." Less than two years after that the visitor's army attacked the country of his hospitable hosts. I am sure that old socialist Peres, who was elected vice-president of the Socialist International In 1978 and remained in that post for many years, and young socialist Obama (his credentials are not as official as his counterpart's, but not a bit less obvious though…) will feel the same sense of camaraderie. The ones who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it…

  • Chuck Lehmann

    We all know that Obama will schmooze with the Israeli's and tell what they want to hear, but in realirty, you can never take Obama at his word, he's notorious at doing just the opposite once he leaves town. There's a reason why people refer to him as our "Liar in Chief". Remember, in Martin Luther King we had a "dream", in Obama we got a "nightmare".

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