National Jewish Democratic Council Chair Marc R. Stanley issued the following statement in response to the news that Israel’s President Shimon Peres will be awarding President Barack Obama with the Medal of Distinction for ”[standing] with Israel in times of crisis”:
The National Jewish Democratic Council could not be prouder that President Barack Obama will be receiving Israel’s Medal of Distinction during his upcoming visit to the Jewish state. This President has proven to be Israel’s most important advocate on the world stage—from defending Israel’s legitimacy and right to defend itself to providing the leadership to fund the Iron Dome defense system and rallying the global community against Iran’s nuclear weapons program. We are thrilled that Israeli President Shimon Peres has chosen to honor President Obama with this award.
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