Posted by: Morton A. Klein
October 29, 2010 | 2 comments

Fox TV’s William Kristol, Christian Zionist Leader Gary Bauer, Knesset Deputy Speaker Danon, Headline ZOA Brandeis Dinner


Harley Lippman, Brandeis honoree




The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is proud to announce that William Kristol, founding editor of the Weekly Standard, regular Fox TV panelist and co-founder of the Emergency Committee for Israel, and Gary Bauer, co-founder of Christians United for Israel and president of American Values, will be keynote speakers this year at the ZOA’s 113th Louis B. Brandeis Award Dinner, at which they will also be honored. Special remarks will be delivered by Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, Danny Danon. Jean-Pierre Plancade, Member of the French Senate, will be honored with the Cherna & Irving Moskowitz Award for outstanding pro-Israel activism. Philippe Karsenty, a distinguished journalist, deputy mayor of Neuilly, France, and President of Media-Ratings, who exposed the Palestinian Authority’s Muhammad Al-Dura hoax, will present the Cherna & Irving Moskowitz Award to Senator Plancade.


Mr. Kristol will receive the ZOA’s Ben Hecht Award for Outstanding Journalism Previous recipients of the Ben Hecht Award include A.M. Rosenthal, Cal Thomas, Daniel Pipes, Caroline Glick and Jeff Jacoby. Mr. Bauer with receive the ZOA’s Defender of Israel Award. Last year’s Defender of Israel Awardees were Vice-Prime Minister and former Israel Defense Forces Chief-of-Staff, Lt.-Gen. Moshe Yaalon, and House Minority Whip Cong. Eric Cantor.


We are proud to be presenting renowned pro-Israel activist Harley Lippman with the ZOA’s Louis D. Brandeis Award. Mr. Lippman is CEO of Genesis 10, president of the America – Israel Friendship League and board member of the Middle East Forum. Previous recipients of the Brandeis Award include Dr. Miriam Adelson, Vice-President Joseph Biden, Abba Eban, Justice Arthur Goldberg, Ronald Lauder, Natan Sharansky, Simon Wiesenthal, Elizabeth Taylor and

Mortimer Zuckerman.


The ZOA Dinner will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, 42nd Street & Park, New York City, on November 21 2010, (5.00 PM reception, 6.00 PM dinner).


Martin S. Foont, founder and CEO of Global Tax Services, and Yacov Wrocherinsky, founder and CEO of Infinity Info Systems, will be this year’s Dinner Co-Chairmen. The Emcee for the evening will be Dr Alan Mazurek, Chairman of the ZOA’s National Advisory Council.


To make reservations for this star-studded Dinner, call Felice Capustin at 212-481-1500. Members of the media who wish to attend please contact Morton A. Klein at 212-481-1500.


The ZOA is the oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States founded in 1897.  Past presidents include Louis Brandeis, Rabbis Stephen Wise and Abba Hillel Silver.