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President Obama pays tribute to Israel's history before heading to Jordan

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President Obama begins day three of his Mideast trip in Jordan, after paying tribute Friday morning to Israel's history.

Thursday night, he received Israel's highest honor - the Medal of Distinction. "The diplomatic and the military bonds between us have reached an unprecedented level," said Israeli President Shimon Peres.

"Our very existence, our presence here tonight, is a testament that all things are possible," said President Barack Obama.

But protests in the West Bank prove America is not popular with everyone here.

President Obama walking a bit of a tight-rope between supporting statehood for Israel and the Palestinians. "Make no mistake, those who adhere to the ideology of rejecting Israel's right to exist, they might as well reject the earth beneath them, or the sky above because Israel is not going anywhere," said The President.

"Just as Israeli's built a state in their homeland, Palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own land," said President Obama.

Friday, he'll meet with King Abdullah. to talk about the spillover effect of Syria's war and the 350,000 refugees there.

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