Bolton, the Defender of Israel

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

6 November 2018

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.