Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Shimon Peres

House and Senate leaders awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres at a ceremony in the Capitol… read more

House and Senate leaders awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. It is the highest civilian honor bestowed by the U.S. Congress and Speaker Boehner noted the similarity of this award to a founding father of Israel to the first such medal which was awarded to George Washington. Speakers noted the enduring relationship between Israel and the U.S. President Peres also commented on the need to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and his hope to resume peace talks with the Palestinians. The ceremony included prayers, the U.S. Armed Forces Color Guard, and the U.S. Army Chorus. close

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Program ID:
320160-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 26, 2014
Last Aired:
Jul 2, 2014

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  • Jun 26, 2014 | 10:07am EDT | C-SPAN.org
  • Jun 26, 2014 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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