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Colombia’s President Awarded Shalom Prize

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October 23, 2012


Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Shalom Prize for his commitment to seeking peace in his country and worldwide. The prize, bestowed Tuesday at a ceremony in Bogota, is awarded by the Latin American chapter of the World Jewish Congress based in Buenos Aires. “Both the people here and the people in Israel have been seeking peace for decades,” Santos said upon receiving the award.