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Obama to Receive Israel's Presidential Medal of Distinction

Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:34:04 am

You know that universal wingnut talking point that President Obama is "antisemitic" and despises Israel?

Well, here's the reality: On Israel Trip, Obama to Get Medal.

(CNN) - When President Barack Obama visits Israel next month, he'll be awarded the Presidential Medal of Distinction, Israeli President Shimon Peres' office announced Monday.

Obama, the first sitting U.S. president to receive the recognition, will be awarded the medal for making "a unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens," according to a release announcing the news.

Also see:
Peres to Give Obama Medal of Distinction | the Times of Israel