Howard Berman Statement on White House Announcement Israeli President Shimon Peres To Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-CA) released the following statement after the White House announced that Israeli President Shimon Peres will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The statement follows:

“President Shimon Peres is the light of the Jewish people, personifying the yearnings and aspirations of the Israeli people. He is a warrior for peace, fighting for a more secure and prosperous Middle East. President Peres is the embodiment of modern day Zionism and he is a deserving recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”