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Bush Honored for Commitment to Israel

PM Netanyahu and George W. Bush (Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

The United States has long been Israel's greatest friend and ally, and America's leaders are no exception. The Jerusalem Post's Tamara Zieve reports that former President George W. Bush is being honored for his economic, diplomatic, and security cooperation with the Jewish state:

The Prize was awarded by 2015 Isaiah Award recipient Mikhael Mirilashvili...

Along with the Prize, Mirilashvili gave the former president a Hebrew Bible and repeated the traditional Priests Blessing: "May God bless you and keep you; May God make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; May God turn his face toward you and give you peace."

Bush thanked his hosts for the award and participated in a panel led by Canadian Senator Linda Frum, where he spoke about the political situation in the Middle East and the current challenges facing the US and Israel.

According to a participant at the event, Bush spoke about the nuclear deal with Iran, expressing his strong opposition to the agreement, saying he would never have signed it; he described Iran as the most destabilizing factor in the Middle East. Addressing US-Israel relations he reportedly said that the US president should back Israel unconditionally...

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