Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
France has decorated World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder with the order of officer of the Legion of Honor, the highest decoration in France.
French President Francois Hollande called Lauder “a man of peace, of culture and of commitment” during Wednesday’s ceremony at the Elysse Palace in Paris.
“You travel the world, and you convey the message of tolerance and peace,” Hollande said. “You have the ear of Jewish communities who are in need of support, leadership and values in a world of menaces, a world where old hatreds are resurfacing that we thought had disappeared long ago.
“With you, France honors a man of peace, of culture and of commitment. The cause you serve is to preserve the memory in order to build the future.”
Lauder called on France to support an initiative to put Hizbullah on the European Union’s list of terrorist organizations following the evidence presented by Bulgaria earlier this week that the terrorist organization and powerful Lebanese political party was involved in the Burgas bombing of Israeli tourists last July.
The French president also told Lauder that Iran was not the problem of Israel alone but of the whole world.
Lauder has served as president of the World Jewish Congress, representing Jewish communities in 100 countries, since 2007.
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