Zionist Organization of America gives John Bolton ‘Defender of Israel’ award

President Trump lavishly praised at the gala event for decision to move US embassy to Jerusalem


Editor’s note:  Some call it treason.

JTA: National security advisor John Bolton at a media briefing during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, September 24, 2018. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

US National Security Adviser John Bolton was presented with the Defender of Israel Award at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual Brandeis Award dinner, held Sunday night in New York.

ZOA also gave its Brandeis Award to high-tech businessman and philanthropist Bob Shillman, its Woo Kai Sheng Outstanding Journalism Award to Fox television and radio host Mark Levin, and the Dr. Bob Shillman Award for Outstanding Diplomacy to US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell.

President Donald Trump was lavishly praised at the dinner for moving the US embassy to Jerusalem.

Many speakers at the dinner made note of the shooting attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 worshipers dead. Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, called the shooting “barbaric” and compared it to Kristallnacht. Bolton and Grenell also condemned the attack.

A number of liberals and Democrats have connected the massacre to Trump’s rhetoric. The shooting was allegedly carried out by a white supremacist who criticized Trump as too close to Jews but embraced a conspiracy theory peddled by Trump and his followers that a convoy of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico plans to “invade” the United States and is funded by liberal philanthropists including Jewish billionaire George Soros.

ZOA President Morton Klein said it was “political blasphemy” to connect Trump to the massacre, The Daily Beast reported.

Alan Dershowitz introduced Klein at the dinner.

“By introducing him I am making an important point, not only to the Jewish community but for the US during this time of partisan and ideological division,” Dershowitz said. “As many of you know, Mort and I do not agree about every aspect of Israeli policies. We have fundamental disagreements. We are both ardent Zionists, but I am — alright? I am expecting a few boos here — I am a liberal Democrat trying desperately to keep support for Israel bipartisan. Not an easy thing … Despite our fundamental disagreements, Mort and I continue to engage in civil dialogue, in constructive engagement, and mutual education.”

Arutz Sheva spoke to philanthropist Henry Schwartz, officer of the ZOA Board, at the annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award Dinner of the ZOA in the Marriot Marquis.

“We were blessed by heaven with Donald Trump being elected president of the United States,” said Schwartz. “We are blessed further by the fact that he finally brought in on April 9, John Bolton as the national security adviser. Together we should pray that they should remain in office.”


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  1. Bolton, Trump and most of Congress are Israel lover traitors to the U.S. and should be booted out or move to Israel if they love that country so much. Stop stealing our money and resources and giving them to the outlaw criminal nation of Israel which treats Palestinians like garbage and steals their lands and refuses to sign the non proliferation treaty although they possess illegal nukes. Israel did 9/11/01 but has not been prosecuted for it by the lying lawyer whores in our so called corrupt “Justice Department” due to total corruption in the U.S. today. Americans are the biggest duped fools on the planet today: https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it

  2. the offense of attempting to overthrow the government of one’s country or of assisting its enemies in war specifically : the act of levying war against the United States or adhering to or giving aid and comfort to its enemies by one who owes it allegiance. Other Words from treason. treasonous \ -​əs \ adjective.

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