Obama: “I see myself in Peres’s story”

One of the quiet steady cornerstones of American-Israel relations over the last eight years has been US President Barack Obama admiration for Shimon Peres.

Obama hosted him at the White House and planted a tree in his Jerusalem garden in 2013 while Peres was serving his term as the 9th president of Israel. In 2012, he awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Upon his death, Obama ordered the US flag to be flown at half-mast, a gesture that is typically reserved only for American citizens.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Obama-I-see-myself-in-Peress-story-469266

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