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  • How the Chabad rebbe helped create food stamps, and other Jewish Medal of Freedom stories

    14 hours ago

    Barack Obama got a big laugh at the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony on Tuesday when he pretended not to know Barbra Streisand was Jewish.

    It was just one of many Jewish moments in one of the most Jewish iterations of the ceremony in memory. Four of the 17 people awarded...

  • Spielberg and Streisand on list of 17 to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    1 week ago

    Jewish celebrities Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Stephen Sondheim and Itzhak Perlman will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award given by the United States.

    They will be among 17 Americans “who have made especially meritorious...

  • 3 slain civil rights workers to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    November 11, 2014 | 2:23 pm

    Three civil rights workers killed in Mississippi in 1964 while registering black voters will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom 50 years after their deaths.

    James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner are among 19 recipients of the highest civilian honor awarded...

  • Peres calls for renewed peace talks in medal ceremony

    June 14, 2012 | 10:49 am

    Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama, Israeli President Shimon Peres called for a renewal of peace talks with the Palestinians.

    “Israel and the Palestinians are ripe today to restart” peace talks, Peres said at the White House ceremony on Wednesday. “A...

  • June 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 14, 2012 | 3:02 am


    It’s Still Mubarak’s Egypt

    The legacy of the ousted president still casts a long shadow over Egypt, writes Steven ‎A. Cook in Foreign Policy.‎

    The Egypt that Mubarak officially inherited from Anwar Sadat on Oct. 14, 1981, was very ‎different from the country...

  • Peres to raise Pollard issue with Obama [UPDATE]

    June 11, 2012 | 4:37 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres said he would raise clemency for Jonathan Pollard when he meets President Obama prior to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    “I will speak one on one with the president about Pollard,” Peres told reporters after arriving Monday ahead of the...