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February 9, 2012 11:54 am

Henry Kissinger Awarded Israel Presidential Medal

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Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger speaking at the funeral of former President Gerald Ford, 2007. Photo: wiki commons.

Ynet – Renowned diplomat Henry Kissinger, Human rights activist Judith Feld Carr, Chairman of Variety Israel Uri Slonim and famed Philharmonic Orchestra Director Zubin Mehta were awarded Israel’s Presidential Medal at a press conference held at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, Thursday.

The Medal, awarded for the first time, is considered a gesture of gratitude by President Shimon Peres , honoring individuals who made a significant contribution to Israel’s society and its global image.

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