Israeli President, gives his seal of approval to Obama's handling of Iran. Do you agree?
"Mr President, you worked so hard to build a world coalition to meet
this immediate threat," said Peres. "You started, rightly, with economic
sanctions. You made it clear -- rightly, again -- that all options are
on the table. Clearly, we support you and your policy."~~ Shimon Peres
President Barack Obama formally bestowed the nation's highest civilian
honor — the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- on visiting Israeli
President Shimon Peres late Wednesday. Peres thanked Obama and said
Israel supports his policy on Iran.
Guests at a gala dinner in Peres's honor included Israeli Ambassador to
Washington Michael Oren, Bill and Hillary Clinton, former secretary of
state Madeleine Albright, as well as Holocaust survivor and author Elie
Wiesel. Dalia Rabin, daughter of slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin, was also present.
Peres invoked the memory of Nazi Germany's efforts to exterminate
European Jews, and warned that in a new age "the danger is today
concentrated in Iran," whose leaders "bring darkness to a world longing
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