President on second day of Israel visit while new poll finds only a minority of Americans want him to run for a second term
First awarded in 2012, Israel’s Presidential Medal of Honor has only been given to a handful of the world’s most notable statesmen, including former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger, Germany’s ex-chancellor Angela Merkel, author Elie Wiesel and former US president Barack Obama, whom Biden served as vice president.
So why give it to Biden? Here’s the reasoning, from the Israeli presidency:
Since the start of President Biden’s rich career in public service in the 1970s, he has established himself as a person who loves Israel and is a true friend of the whole Jewish People.
For half a century, the President has stood by the State of Israel, has given his unconditional support to its right to exist, and has fought with determination to expand U.S. assistance to Israel.
Continue reading… July 14, 2022 at 06:40PM Chris Stein