Spanish King Gets Tolerance Medal

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Spanish King Juan Carlos (center) received the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation’s first-ever European Medal of Tolerance in Madrid on Monday. The medal was conferred on the king by council cochairmen Moshe Kantor (right), president of the European Jewish Congress, and Aleksander Kwasniewski, former president of Poland, in recognition of his devotion to tolerance and political reconciliation. “In Europe, there are major changes, whether it is the ongoing economic crisis or changes within the European Union, which the forces of intolerance are utilizing for their benefit, and we need leadership to steer us through these challenging times”, Kantor said.