In farewell address, Peres warns Middle East order 'falling apart'

Peres receives Congressional Gold Medal in Capitol Rotunda; calls for peace with Palestinians, adding: "The Arabs are not Israel's enemies. The terrorists are the enemies of both of us."

June 26, 2014 18:24
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Peres Gold Medal

Peres addreses US Congress. (photo credit: screenshot)


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WASHINGTON – President Shimon Peres, a man of many titles and recipient of hundreds of awards and accolades, received yet another under the rotunda of the United States Capitol on Thursday, accepting the Congressional Gold Medal, the legislature’s highest honor.

Peres immediately joined an especially elite group of only three others who have won the Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Nobel Peace Prize: Aung San Suu Kyi, Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela.

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