Shimon Peres honored with ‘Diplomacy Award’

In accepting the Diplomacy Award for 2015, former president Shimon Peres, whose many high ranking positions included that of foreign minister but as head of the Labor party, rather than the ruling Likud party, joked to diplomats and would-be diplomats on Sunday he wasn’t sure they had made the right choice.

“You demonstrated great courage and took a great risk,” he said at a ceremony at the Foreign Ministry marking the 68th anniversary of the United Nation’s General Assembly’s adoption of Resolution 181.

Unlike Israeli Independence Day celebrated according to the Hebrew calendar date, Kaf Tet B’November as it is called in Hebrew is always celebrated on November 29, the actual Gregorian calendar date in which the resolution for the partition of Palestine was voted in with 33 states in favor, 13 against and 10 abstentions.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Shimon-Peres-honored-with-Diplomacy-Award-435778

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