On Sunday night, I presented the Hasby Awards to a wonderful crowd of the world's best pro-Israel advocates.
The event was at the Honest Reporting offices, where they have a rooftop deck overlooking much of Jerusalem. About 40 people came, and they were a who's who of famous Zionist bloggers, tweeters and writers.
Here is a partial list of attendees, to give you a taste:
Varda Meyers Epstein
Brian of London
Not AntiSemitic (antiSuperDushIsraeli)
Alexandra Markus (Lex)
Father Gabriel Naddaf
Emanuel (Elan) Miller
That's a pretty impressive list.
I'll be posting videos of the event during the week. Everyone that presented or received an award - 20 people altogether - gave a short speech and they were really all excellent.
During the ceremony the hashtag #HasbyAwards became the top trending topic on Twitter! The attendees tweeted a lot so the world could keep track of all winners and speeches.
Here are some of the tweets:
With @FrGabNaddaf & some of my fellow winners at the @elderofziyon #HasbyAwards held at @HonestReporting Office. pic.twitter.com/yDwM8eLwLb— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) July 3, 2016
Much as I'm enjoying the #HasbyAwards, I'm distracted by this vista, with the mountains of Jordan in the distance. pic.twitter.com/GWHxEabcdQ— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) July 3, 2016
Best Young Defender of Israel at the #HasbyAwards @AM_Markus - and she just made Aliyah! pic.twitter.com/abpE73VGYW— Yishai Fleisher (@YishaiFleisher) July 3, 2016
Mission Accomplished ... #HasbyAwards are officially trending No.1! cc. @elderofziyon @HonestReporting pic.twitter.com/ad1kNm2BzM— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) July 3, 2016
.@Mytruth_eng began to combat lies about IDF & show its reality #HasbyAwards @emanumiller @elderofziyon pic.twitter.com/acL2ucVcCX— HonestReporting (@HonestReporting) July 3, 2016
Who's this superstar, presenting 'Best Activist Organization' award at #HasbyAwards? Do you know @HenMazzig? pic.twitter.com/xNdBa3QM4L— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) July 3, 2016
The inspirational @kishkushkay survived Palestinian terror attack in which her friend was murdered #HasbyAwards pic.twitter.com/FMY9ilsfyx— HonestReporting (@HonestReporting) July 3, 2016
We've got to do this again!
Stay tuned for the videos.
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