Shalom Life | October 01, 2014

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.


Jewish Anti-Israel Group Stage Blood Bucket Challenges Around Israel [VIDEO] Jewish Anti-Israel Group Stage Blood Bucket Challenges Around Israel [VIDEO] TrendingNetanyahu Meets Beyoncé in New J Street Campaign Netanyahu Meets Beyoncé in New J Street Campaign TrendingLady Gaga: The World View of Israel is Just Not Reality Lady Gaga: The World View of Israel is Just Not Reality Trending
 

The Top 10 Life-Saving Israeli Tech Companies

September 30, 2014 | By Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels
The Top 10 Life-Saving Israeli Tech Companies

Freezing tumors with ice, creating nano-sized virus killers and helping people out of the rubble with a robotic snake is all in a day's work for these Israeli companies whose technology is helping to save many a life

Read More

The Love Jewce: Jewvangelist

September 30, 2014 | By Andria Kaplan
The Love Jewce: Jewvangelist

A look at the popular web-series that tells the story of a female rabbi in LA trying to keep her synagogue alive

Read More

Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Animated in Blo Ad

September 30, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Animated in Blo Ad

The GOOP blogger has teamed up with celebrity hairstylist David Babaii

Read More

Netflix and Weinstein Co. Team Up For ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Sequel

September 30, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Netflix and Weinstein Co. Team Up For ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Sequel

This will be the streaming services first foray into feature film production.

Read More

Shatner, Nimoy to 'Star' in New Volkswagen Ads

September 30, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Shatner, Nimoy to 'Star' in New Volkswagen Ads

The 'Star Trek' actors have confirmed their involvement in the company's new campaign for the e-Golf

Read More

Neo-Nazi Group Distributes anti-Semitic Flyers, Wants "Jews Out of Australia"

September 30, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Neo-Nazi Group Distributes anti-Semitic Flyers, Wants "Jews Out of Australia"

An Australian neo-Nazi group is distributing flyers in Sydney, again, that refer to Jews as the "world's foremost problem"

Read More

Jewish Anti-Israel Group Stage Blood Bucket Challenges Around Israel [VIDEO]

September 30, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Jewish Anti-Israel Group Stage Blood Bucket Challenges Around Israel [VIDEO]

The group "Jews Against Genocide" visited sites around Israel, including Yad Vashem, to protest Israeli policies

Read More

Netanyahu (Accurately) Compares Iran to Derek Jeter During UN Address

September 30, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Netanyahu (Accurately) Compares Iran to Derek Jeter During UN Address

"To say that Iran doesn't practice terrorism is like saying Derek Jeter never played shortstop for the New York Yankees"

Read More

More Headlines