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Obama honors Peres with Presidential Medal of Freedom

In moving White House ceremony, U.S. President Barack Obama says Israeli President Shimon Peres is "the essence of Israel itself an indomitable spirit that will not be denied" Peres tells Obama, "You stated that Israel's security is sacrosanct for you. So you pledged; so you act" Peres asks Obama for release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.

The Associated Press, Yoni Hirsch, Yori Yalon and Israel Hayom Staff

"Tonight, we have the rare privilege in history and that's to be in the presence of a true Founding Father [of Israel]," U.S. President Barack Obama said of Peres at the White House ceremony, Wednesday.
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"With this moving gesture, you are paying, Mr. President, tribute to generations upon generations of Jews who fought for a state of their own," President Shimon Peres tells Obama during the ceremony.
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"A world without the United States would have been chaotic," President Shimon Peres (L) told U.S. President Barack Obama during their meeting at the White House, Wednesday.
Photo credit: Amos Ben Gershom / GPO
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