Monday, October 3, 2016

US Flags fly at half staff to honor Shimon Peres

President Barack Obama has ordered the United States flag be flown at half-staff in memory of Shimon Peres,  Nobel Peace prize recipient and former President and Prime Minister of Israel.

The proclamation reads:

“As a mark of respect for the memory of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia, and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on September 30, 2016. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.”

This rare honor has also been extended to Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II, King Hussein of Jordan, Yitzhak Rabin and Anwar Sadat.

From Bears for Israel, UC Berkeley

h/t JM

Across the bay at San Francisco State University, Obama's directive was pointedly ignored by SFSU President Les Wong.


Geoff Kl said...

les wong should be forced to resign
oh, and here is a commentary in this week's j, written by a prof who is on the academic board of "open hillel" as to why uc davis is safe for jewish students, even though her entire state of being is to make life on campus less safe for jewish students

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

speaking of flags look what someone did this afternoon with an Israel flag on MSNBC now that's what i call chutzpah ...

Gary Fouse said...

Yesterday the American flag outside my Ralph's supermarket was flying at half staff. And that bozo Les Wong couldn't see fit to lower the SFSU flag?

Gary Fouse said...


Safe? Even though swastikas have appeared twice on campus in the past year or so?

Gary Fouse said...

I have responded to the link given by Geoff.