In Honor of Peres, US Flags to Be Flown Half-Mast | IFCJ
Skip Navigation

In Honor of Peres, US Flags to Be Flown Half-Mast

American flags at half-mast (Photo: flickr/taedc)

The historic and unending friendship between the United States and Israel has been highlighted again in the wake of the death of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres. Haaretz reports that President Obama has ordered all American flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the former president and prime minister:

In honor of the passing of Israel's former President Shimon Peres, U.S. President Barack Obama ordered all U.S. flags to be lowered to half-mast.

"As a mark of respect for the memory of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me… that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels," the proclamation called "Death of Shimon Peres" said...

Tags: US-Israel Relations

Previous Post

Next Post

Passover a Sacred Time to Save Lives

Help the Unseen

You can heed the biblical mandate “not to turn away from your own flesh and blood” (Isaiah 58:7) and provide a needy elderly Jew, like Olga, with food, heating fuel, warm clothes, and blankets this winter. Every day is important as the harsh cold winds descend upon the former Soviet Union. Please prayerfully consider giving your best and most generous gift to The Fellowship today for this lifesaving work.

Donate Now
Landscape photo of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock in the foreground.

Visit Israel

Here you’ll find an array of useful information on accommodations, transportation, exchanging currency, Israel's climate and customs, and much more. So get the most out of your trip to Israel with the help of The Fellowship.

Read More

About The Fellowship (IFCJ)

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) funds humanitarian aid to the needy in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world, promotes prayer and advocacy on behalf of the Jewish state, and provides resources that help build bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews.

Read More