Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Objection to giving Biden Israeli medal of honor

A major American Jewish organization objected Monday to Israel presenting U.S. President Joe Biden its Presidential Medal of Honor during his visit to the country Wednesday, saying that he does not deserve it.

The stated reason for giving the award is to thank Biden for being “a true friend of Israel,” his “decades-long commitment to Israel’s security,” deepening the U.S.-Israel alliance, and “his struggle against anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic hatred around the world.”

“This award makes no sense,” Zionist Organization of America National President Morton A. Klein said in a statement. “A ‘true...


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