Monday, May 25, 2009

Moskowitz Prize for Zionism Award Ceremony

Mr. Sammy Bar Lev
Mayor of the city of Katzrin

Mrs. Ronit Shuker
Founder, Givat Achiya community and Shilo-area; return to Jewish labor

Mr. Noam Arnon
A leader of the Jewish community of Hebron

Moskowitz Prize for Zionism award ceremony draws MKs and hundreds of people
from across the country to honor three pioneering Zionists

May 24, 2009 - JERUSALEM- At a twilight ceremony on Thursday on the slopes
of the ancient City of David, Likud Minister Beni Begin and Nobel Prize
winner Prof. Yisrael Aumann congratulated the winners of the 2009 Moskowitz
Prize for Zionism "Lion of Zion" award, and encouraged the audience to take
pride in their identity and continue to do their part to strengthen the
country. The Moskowitz Prize for Zionism, established in 2008 by Dr. Irving
and Cherna Moskowitz, recognizes exceptional individuals from across the
spectrum of Israeli society who put Zionism into action, placing the
collective before personal needs and do what it takes to ensure a strong,
secure Jewish homeland.

Adjacent to the Old City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall, the City of
David was a poignant spot for an event held on the eve of 42nd anniversary
of Jerusalem's reunification.

"In this citadel of Zion, we express appreciation and admiration for acts of
Zionism," said Begin, addressing a packed audience that included fellow
cabinet members Minister of National Infrastructure Uzi Landau and Minister
of Science Daniel Hershkowitz. "We must continue to cope with the
difficulties facing us and fortify our strength."

Prof. Aumann, Special Advisor to the public committee entrusted with ....
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