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Israel to award Obama prestigious medal in visit
Associated Press ^ | Feb 18, 2013 10:16 AM EST

Posted on 02/18/2013 7:37:27 AM PST by Olog-hai

Israel will award President Barack Obama the country’s Presidential Medal of Distinction during his upcoming visit.

Israeli President Shimon Peres’ office said Monday that Obama will be recognized for his “unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: medalofdistinction; obama; obamaisraelmedal; obamaisraelvisit; obamamedal; peres; selfhatred; shimonperes
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Hmm. Think Peres got everything backwards in that statement?
1 posted on 02/18/2013 7:37:32 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

An AP story..fairy tale.


2 posted on 02/18/2013 7:39:25 AM PST by GregB (There is a whole lot of stupid out there. prisoner6!)
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To: Olog-hai

Strange, still can’t figure out why Obama got the noble peace prize. Any signed peace agreements..anywhere?


3 posted on 02/18/2013 7:44:37 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: GregB

It’s from The Onion, right?


4 posted on 02/18/2013 7:45:25 AM PST by twister881
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To: Olog-hai

Israel was probably blackmailed. Literally. No medal = less money.


5 posted on 02/18/2013 7:47:32 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Olog-hai

Perfect example of selling your soul to the Devil!


6 posted on 02/18/2013 7:51:49 AM PST by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: Olog-hai
unique and significant contribution...

Well, clearly unique. A significant diminution of a contribution fer sure.

7 posted on 02/18/2013 7:54:55 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: twister881
Maybe it's keep your enemies closer?
8 posted on 02/18/2013 7:58:28 AM PST by GregB (There is a whole lot of stupid out there. prisoner6!)
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To: C210N

“I know, let’s award him a medal, he likes that kind
of stuff...then we’ll tell him about the bombing starting.”


9 posted on 02/18/2013 7:58:42 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Olog-hai

Fine, Great. As long as Bibi has the button that makes the thing go “BOOM”.


10 posted on 02/18/2013 8:00:10 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Olog-hai

A Barry Mitzvah?


11 posted on 02/18/2013 8:03:41 AM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: Olog-hai

Yes, and some Jews admired Hitler for his economic policies — before they were loaded on the trains.


12 posted on 02/18/2013 8:05:40 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: GregB
An AP story..fairy tale.

... and Little Red Riding Hood, and the Big Bad Wolf, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, all lived Happily Together for Ever and... Ever.... and ever...

13 posted on 02/18/2013 8:06:34 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Olog-hai; 444Flyer; Yehuda; cyn; MestaMachine; left that other site; F15Eagle; MrB; Yosemitest
Israeli President Shimon Peres’ office said Monday that Obama will be recognized for his “unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens.”

Stop the insanity! Whatever is the Israeli govt. version of Kool-Aid, they need to quit drinking it. Isn't it enough that there's a contest for the best Obamanation logo?

Obama Visit Code Name: Unbreakable Alliance (Israelis asked to vote for their favorite logo)

14 posted on 02/18/2013 8:09:06 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Olog-hai

Berakhah Bama?

“Berakhah or beracha. (B’RUHKH-khah; b’ruhkh-KHAH); pI: Berakhot (b’ruhkh-KHOHT) A blessing. A prayer beginning with the phrase barukh atah (blessed art Thou).”

[- www.jewishsphere.com/Directory/JewishDictionary.html]


15 posted on 02/18/2013 8:11:00 AM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: Olog-hai

You have got to be kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!


16 posted on 02/18/2013 8:13:24 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Olog-hai

What a great satire piece.


17 posted on 02/18/2013 8:13:49 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Olog-hai

Hum,
Them Jews ain’t as smart as I thought they were.


18 posted on 02/18/2013 8:16:16 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((fubo))
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To: Olog-hai
This one?


19 posted on 02/18/2013 8:25:17 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Olog-hai

...and EVERYONE who has a functioning medulla oblongota will know the award is a FARCE.

Jewish folk have a great sense of humor....


20 posted on 02/18/2013 8:31:41 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Olog-hai

WTF???????


21 posted on 02/18/2013 8:36:01 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: svcw

He should give them a Dunce Cap. A national one. He wears the metal they wear the caps.They all hold hands and dance.


22 posted on 02/18/2013 8:37:14 AM PST by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: GregB

[[Maybe it’s keep your enemies closer?]]

Keeping your enemies close is oen thing, but jumping in bed with them? What THE HELL is wrogn with hte Jews? President Bush did FAR mroe to secvure and back Israel than current ‘leader’ is doing, and current dear leader is infact hiring notoriously ANTI-SEMITES to respected positions and Israel is honoring him for it? For cryign otu loud- They shouyld be saying “If you hire one hagel, forget abotu coming to our coutnry because you won’t be welcome” For hteir own safety and pretection at that point-


23 posted on 02/18/2013 8:39:48 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Olog-hai

There’s an affirmative yet counter-intuitive principle afoot here:

“Do nothing; win something.”


24 posted on 02/18/2013 8:40:59 AM PST by Migraine
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To: SoFloFreeper

you sure? (Perhaps my oblong marguerita isn’t workign properly)- but after watchign the jews in this coutnry vote for one hateful leftist after another, it would NOT surprise me that they WOULD award dear leader with a medal


25 posted on 02/18/2013 8:42:25 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: C210N; GregB; null and void

I’ll believe this when I see it


26 posted on 02/18/2013 8:44:48 AM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Olog-hai

You have got to be kidding.


27 posted on 02/18/2013 8:53:18 AM PST by bgill
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To: Olog-hai

Do they hold lead sacred?


28 posted on 02/18/2013 8:56:35 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: tet68

Yes, that would TRULY be sweet....almost Godfather-like....baptizing the baby while your enemies get bombed......


29 posted on 02/18/2013 8:58:05 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Ezekiel
Depends on the medal...


30 posted on 02/18/2013 9:03:55 AM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: Olog-hai

It may actually be a ploy to negatively impact any endearment the Islamaturds may have to our muslim-in-chief.


31 posted on 02/18/2013 9:04:08 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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32 posted on 02/18/2013 9:04:08 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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33 posted on 02/18/2013 9:04:27 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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34 posted on 02/18/2013 9:05:22 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SgtHooper

There is no endearment, no matter how much Obama tries to kiss up to the Muslim Brotherhood and its ideological descendants (Hamas, Hezbollah, Revolutionary Guard, so many others). Obama will always be the leader of the Great Satan to them.


35 posted on 02/18/2013 9:11:02 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: C210N

Just like the sisters in “The Shining”.


36 posted on 02/18/2013 9:19:30 AM PST by getarope (Time for the repubs to grow some balls and STOP the Kenyan in his tracks NOW!)
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To: Olog-hai

Uh-Oh, that’s not going to make dear leaders street cred look good to his Muslim Brotherhood-lems.


37 posted on 02/18/2013 9:24:14 AM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Olog-hai

...and yet, they want people, like me, to support them. If they cannot do any better that award the party that wants to see their destruction; then don’t expect my support.


38 posted on 02/18/2013 9:39:43 AM PST by TheThinkingAmericanist (Paul Krugman, Sales tax, Death Panels)
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To: SJackson

Tie a tin can around his neck. I want to barf.


39 posted on 02/21/2013 3:50:50 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Olog-hai; ml/nj; Eleutheria5; ExTexasRedhead; Sarah; Sarah Barracuda; Nachum; Yehuda; ...
The link posted is to a short article about Marco Rubio in Israel, not Obama.

As for Peres giving Obama a medal, I'm hardly surprised. Peres has been senile for quite some time, and his position as President in Israel is essentially ceremonial only. The medal does not imply that the current Israeli government or the Israeli people as a whole (not including Arabs) have any admiration for Hussein or his administration. Recall that Americans abroad in Israel voted an estimated 85% for Mitt Romney in the last election (if election officials in their respective states and counties here counted all those absentee ballots, that is).

40 posted on 02/21/2013 4:24:41 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Olog-hai

Totally insane. If obama doesn’t turn out to be the antiChrist it will be amazing. He certainly has all of the help and backing of the devil. No other explanation for all of this wicked, stupid insanity.


41 posted on 02/21/2013 5:22:10 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

It’s written that there were (in history) and are going to be many Antichrists. There’s only one Beast though, and the USA is not only geographically wrong to be that, but it fought against the Beast already.


42 posted on 02/21/2013 5:59:47 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: justiceseeker93
AP’s website likes to change around and reuse URLs, I noticed. The AP article I originally linked to is also on Fox News’ website.
43 posted on 02/21/2013 6:32:33 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The Jerusalem Post also carried the story. They did a better job than the AP of explaining why the medal is being awarded. Are folks forgetting that Obama got 69% of the Jewish vote last November? There are lots of Jewish liberals both here and in Israel.
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=303698


44 posted on 02/21/2013 8:00:15 PM PST by Nero Germanicus
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To: Olog-hai; 444Flyer; Yehuda; cyn; MestaMachine; left that other site; F15Eagle; MrB; Yosemitest; ...
Some background:

Obama's award is from Peres and not from the people of Israel

>>>When this story was covered in Israel, it was clear that this was a medal decided upon and awarded by President Shimon Peres and not by any elected representative of the people of Israel. Notice that the JPost headline is "Peres to honor Obama with medal..." and the article makes quite clear that the medal is a quid pro quo for Obama awarding the medal of freedom to Peres last June. <<<

http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2013/02/obamas-award-is-from-peres-and-not-from.html

I found a picture of this Peres-medal:

The top has "Medal of the President of the State of Israel".

Followed by

"משכמו ומעלה"

Lit. from his shoulders and upwards.

I don't know how or if the text in quotes is used idiomatically in Israel. Maybe it is as Americans would say "head and shoulders above [the rest]".

Regardless, a look through the Tanakh indicated that this exact Hebrew phrase was used as a description of Saul.

Here:

1 Sam 9

2. And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a young man, and handsome; and there was not among the people of Israel a more handsome person than he; from his shoulders upwards he was higher than any of the people:

And here:

1 Sam 10

23. And they ran and fetched him there; and when he stood among the people, he was higher than any of the people from his shoulders upwards:
24. And Samuel said to all the people, See you him whom the Lord has chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted, and said, Long live the king:

Well that seems to be the only two. Will Peres have some anointing oil on hand? :-/

45 posted on 02/22/2013 1:31:00 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: onyx
Meant to ping you to 45.

Another weirdsh*t-o-meter bites the dust.

46 posted on 02/22/2013 1:34:08 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Olog-hai; ml/nj; Eleutheria5; ExTexasRedhead; Sarah; Sarah Barracuda; Nachum; Yehuda

Maybe this is a Purim joke. Hamen was full of himself. He loved to be recognized and wear medals, too. He paraded about all decked out, but the truth got out about what he was planning for the Jews. Things do not end well for Hamen.


47 posted on 02/22/2013 1:34:30 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Bellflower

He is certainly hitting all the points - he appears to be enabled and empowered by the prince of this world; the father of lies. The fact that he waited until his second term to return to Israel seems no accident. Whatever he does there, he will tell more lies - that is for certain.


48 posted on 02/22/2013 1:53:56 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Ezekiel
Thank you so much for fact finding!!
Dare I say, I have little us for Shimon Perez?
49 posted on 02/22/2013 2:15:17 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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little use


50 posted on 02/22/2013 2:16:04 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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