Obama says he'll give highest US honor to President Peres

US President Barack Obama dedicated the first part of his speech at the AIPAC Conference in Washington Sunday to praising his counterpart from Jerusalem, President Shimon Peres. The US president announced he would present the US's highest honor to Peres later this year, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Peres, Obama said, has fought for Israel's independence and fought for Israel's peace and security as member of the Hagana, as a member of Knesset and in various ministerial positions.
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