France gives Yad Vashem director Legion of Honor

France's letter informing Shalev of the award called him "a man of peace, tolerance and sincerity."

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October 25, 2007 15:16
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avner shalev 298.88. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

France's president honored Avner Shalev, director of the Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, with a Legion of Honor award on Thursday. French President Nicolas Sarkozy presented Shalev with the award at the Elysee Palace, naming Shalev a knight in the prestigious legion. France's letter informing Shalev of the award called him "a man of peace, tolerance and sincerity, the person who has turned Yad Vashem into a place of renown, of mutual exchange for younger generations of all backgrounds and cultures."


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