Peres: "I receive this honor today on behalf of the people of Israel. They are the true recipients of this honor. With this moving gesture, you are paying tribute to generations upon generations of Jews who dreamed of, and fought for, a state of their own."​

 President Peres awarded Medal of Freedom

 

Pres Peres receives Medal of Freedom from US Pres Obama (Photo: GPO)

On Tuesday evening, June 13, 2012, at the White House, President Barack Obama awarded Israel President Shimon Peres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 President Peres awarded Medal of Freedom