NY Daily News: ZOA Honors Alan Dershowitz With Mort Zuckerman Award for Pro-Israel Journalism
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December 1, 2014

Attorney Alan Dershowitz was honored by the nation’s oldest pro-Israel organization Sunday night.

Dershowitz received the Mortimer Zuckerman Award for “promoting Israel’s record of a relentless pursuit of peace,” according to the Zionist Organization of America.

The award’s namesake heaped praise on Dershowitz, a famed civil rights attorney.

“He’s a brilliant, extraordinary man with a great passion for the subjects and positions he believes in,” said Zuckerman, the publisher of the Daily News and U.S. News & World Report.

Dershowitz, whose most famous case was turned into the movie “Reversal of Fortune,” has written several books about Israel’s struggle with terrorists and has become one of the nation’s leading pro-Israel spokesmen.

Texas Sen. — and likely 2016 White House competitor — Ted Cruz was also awarded at the group’s annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis dinner at the Grand Hyatt in Midtown.

The Republican Cruz received the Dr. Bob Shillman Award, which goes to “an outstanding pro-Israel U.S. legislator who has a consistent and extraordinary record supporting Israel and promoting strong U.S.-Israel relations.”

The other honoree was Pastor John Hagee, founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel.

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