Freund remarked that he hopes to search advice from Belgrade soon and for my share meet with President Vučić.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić decorated Shavei Israel chief and Jerusalem Post columnist Michael Freund on the recommendation of the Affiliation of Jewish Communities of Serbia and the Affiliation of Journalists of Serbia (UNS) for his work in building Israel-Serbia relatives.
Vučić bestowed the Gold Medal of Merit to Freund, who shall be in the in the meantime the president of the Israel-Serbia Friendship Affiliation. In consequence of the pandemic, President of the U.S.Vladimir Radomirović current the award of Freund’s behalf. The award is the very ideal honor given to non-citizens.
Beyond his work on Israel-Serbia relatives, Freund has written extensively on the history of Serbian Jews for The Jerusalem Post, which became belief to be for the award.
Freund expressed his appreciation for the award, writing in a letter to Vučić that “In most recent years, and specifically below your management, relatives between Israel and Serbia bear flourished,” including that “there bear been valid ancient ties between Jews and Serbs for centuries.”
“Our peoples lived and died together. We’re both puny nations surrounded by adversarial forces, happy with our traditions and cultures, who bear seen our homelands invaded and occupied all over history. Within the route of World War II, the wicked Ustashe regime murdered Serbs and Jews side by side at Jasenovac. And yet, despite the difficulties, neither Serbs nor Jews ever gave up, and we both stand proudly on the sector stage as sovereign, impartial states,” Freund added.
Freund remarked in the cease that he hopes to search advice from Belgrade soon and for my share meet with President Vučić.