Peres has special gift for Obama (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Omri Efraim Published: 06.07.12, 19:25)
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President to present document recognizing State of Israel to Obama
during US visit
A necklace for Michelle and moving documents dating back to the
establishment of the Jewish State for Barack, these are the gifts
President Shimon Peres will be taking with him to the US when he sets
out Saturday night to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from
the American president.
Peres will present the gifts at a celebratory dinner to be held in
his honor by the US president and first lady. Among the documents set
to be presented are those that bear witness to President Harry
Truman´s recognition of the State of Israel.
The documents, which have been kept in the State Archives and the
Weizmann Archives, include a personal letter sent by the State of
Israel´s first president to Truman in which he asks Truman to
recognize the new state.
The documents recognizing the provisional government of Israel signed
by President Truman, as well as a thank you letter from then Prime
Minister Ben-Gurion to the president, have also been included in the
In addition to the documents, the gift will also include
commemorative coins issued by the Israel Coins and Medals Corporation
in honor of the city of Jerusalem.
The first lady will not leave empty handed either; she will be
receiving a necklace made especially for her by Israelis with special
needs. It was prepared using materials made in Israel and includes a
Jaffa rope interwoven with gold thread, Turquoise stones from Eilat,
and gold ornaments. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 06/07/12)
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