US President Barack Obama has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Israeli President Shimon Peres, the man who has overseen the killing of Palestinian women and children by Israeli forces in the occupied territories for decades. Obama awarded the 88-year-old Israeli president the highest civilian honor in the United States during a dinner ceremony in the White House on Wednesday. He called Peres "the essence of Israel and the symbol of a decades-long alliance between Tel Aviv and Washington".
In an interview with Press TV, Kamel Wazni, a Beirut-based political analyst, shares his
thoughts regarding the issue.