Receiving the Samaritan Medal for Humanitarian Achievement and Peace, 'awarded by the Samaritan People of the Holy Land for distinguished service to Humanity. It is the only Samaritan Medal actually awarded by the Samaritan people themselves'.
Presented by Benyamim Tsedaka, Chairman of the Samaritan Medal Foundation committee.
The Samaritans are descended directly from the Samaritans of the Bible story of the Good Samaritan. They have established the Samaritan Peace Centre on Mount Gerizim, where they work with peace-minded Israelis and Palestinians