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Shimon Peres wants to be your Facebook friend …’for peace’

Jews are the people of the Book but also the “people of the Facebook,” Israeli President Shimon Peres joked about his flashy new page — complete with electro-pop video — on the site. “You have to speak the language of the young people,” the 88-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner laughed,…

Obama announces top award for Israel’s Peres

President Barack Obama announced Sunday that he was bestowing America’s highest civilian award, the presidential medal of freedom, upon Israeli President Shimon Peres, for his “moral example.” “Shimon once described the story of the Jewish people by saying it proved that, ‘slings, arrows and gas chambers can annihilate man, but…