Shalom Life | January 30, 2015

Israeli President Peres and Bob Dylan Have Something in Common

Men to be Honoured by US President Barrack Obama at White House Dinner

By: News Staff

Published: June 8th, 2012 in News » World

Israeli President Peres and Bob Dylan Have Something in Common

So, what do Israeli President Shimon Peres and singer Bob Dylan have in common? Other than the fact that they were both born Jewish, you’ll be excused if you don’t know the answer.

But, on June 13, President Peres, along with Dylan (formerly Robert Zimmerman), and, in a separate ceremony, Madeleine Albright, Toni Morrison and former senator and astronaut John Glenn, who were honoured last month by the president - will be honoured at a White House dinner thrown by U.S. President Barrack Obama, who will present the 89-year-old Israeli Statesman with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.

Returning the honour, President Peres, in turn, will present President Obama with a rare collection of documents from the period of Israel’s inception, including a letter that was written from Chaim Weizmann to then-president Harry S. Truman.

The first lady, Michelle Obama, will receive an ornament created by disabled artists that marries turquoise stones from Eilat, with gold.


 Getting anti-Semitism Wrong at the United Nations Getting anti-Semitism Wrong at the United Nations TrendingAnti-Israel BDS Movement May Be Fashionable in Academia, But It's Far From Invincible Anti-Israel BDS Movement May Be Fashionable in Academia, But It's Far From Invincible TrendingArtist Envisions The Simspons as Jews During the Holocaust Artist Envisions The Simspons as Jews During the Holocaust Trending
 

Postcard from Einstein's Sole Trip to Israel Sells At Auction

January 30, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Postcard from Einstein's Sole Trip to Israel Sells At Auction

Almost a century after the physicist's trip to the Holy Land, postcard sells for $56,000

Read More

55,000-Year-Old Skull Discovered in Israel Sheds Light on First Humans in Europe

January 30, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
55,000-Year-Old Skull Discovered in Israel Sheds Light on First Humans in Europe

Skull disovered near Nahariya is "a key piece in the puzzle of human evolution"

Read More

Chelsea Handler is Topless on Camel Wearing Israeli Flag Pasties

January 29, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Chelsea Handler is Topless on Camel Wearing Israeli Flag Pasties

Handler's "free the nipple" campaign continues this time in Israel.

Read More

Roseanne Barr For Next Season of ‘Dancing With The Stars’?

January 29, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Roseanne Barr For Next Season of ‘Dancing With The Stars’?

The comedian is considering appearing on the 20th season of ABC's dancing competition.

Read More

Netflix Secures Original ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Cast For New Series [VIDEO]

January 29, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Netflix Secures Original ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Cast For New Series [VIDEO]

Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, and Amy Poehler returning for the upcoming series.

Read More

Adam Lambert Announces Album Title

January 29, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Adam Lambert Announces Album Title

'The Original High' was announced on Lambert's 33rd birthday.

Read More

Getting anti-Semitism Wrong at the United Nations

January 29, 2015 | By Ben Cohen, JNS.org
 Getting anti-Semitism Wrong at the United Nations

It's hard to think of another body that would organize a special meeting on the subject of rising anti-Semitism with anti-Semites not just in attendance, but making speeches as well

Read More

Israelis Develop 3D Metal Printer

January 29, 2015 | By NoCamels Team
Israelis Develop 3D Metal Printer

The revolutionary 3-D printing system is the first of its kind in Israel

Read More

More Headlines