Former Israeli President Shimon Peres made a historic visit Saturday to the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, to present former President Bush with the Friends of Zion Award. The honor was given to recognize President Bush’s longstanding and unflagging support for the Nation of Israel and the Jewish people.
President Peres is the international chair of the Friends of Zion Heritage Center in Jerusalem, for which the award is named. This unique museum is devoted to telling the stories of non-Jewish friends and their contributions in protecting the Jewish people and establishing of the State of Israel.
The Friends of Zion Heritage Center, located in Jerusalem, features a one-hour tour informing visitors about the lives of non-Jewish friends of Zion, such as President Harry S. Truman, Oskar Schindler and others. More information about the museum’s exhibits can be found at http://fozhc.org/en.