Thursday, November 21, 2013

It is that time of year again, where we will the celebrate the best Hasbara (Israel advocacy) with the 2014 Hasby Awards! Here is the latest list of nominees.



As with last year, we have a number of categories.

Here are the rules, such as they are:
  • Fell free to nominate in any category as many examples as you want in the comments. Please include URLs!
  • Self-nominations (or seconds) are welcome.
  • Only nominees that are seconded will be in the running. (Probably.) You can second them in the comments as well. The ones listed here must also be seconded. 
  • If you have other categories, feel free to suggest them along with at least one nominee. Some others are listed in last year's nominations page.
  • Last year's winners are no longer eligible for awards in the same category they won.
    It is obvious that I am not good at remembering specific videos/incidents over the past year, so please help me fill those in!
  • I decide who wins, but there will also be People's Choice awards based on a poll.
  • I'll put out a press release when the winners are announced, because some of the nominees last year asked me to.
  • I reserve the right to decide if a nominee is appropriate and will pare down the number of nominees if needed.
  • Please, no extraneous comments on this thread, only nominations, seconds and category suggestions. I will delete them. 
  • This thread is not for voting. That will come later. If your favorite candidate is already seconded, don't comment further.
  • If someone can offer me a decent venue to give the awards as I did last year and in 2010, I'll be happy to give the awards out live! (I'll be in Israel from December 16-24, back on the East Coast before and after.) But if you do offer me a venue, you'll probably also be subjected to a speech. 
And the categories are:

BEST PRO-ISRAEL TWEETER (Last year's winner: Avi Mayer)

David HaIvri
Martin Kramer
Arsen Ostrovsky (seconded)
Margie in Tel Aviv (seconded)
CiFWatch (seconded)
No Camels (seconded)
William Daroff (seconded)

BEST PRO-ISRAEL MEDIA OUTLET/WRITER NOT EXCLUSIVE TO ISRAEL (Last year's winner: The Commentator)

Douglas Murray (seconded)
Melanie Phillips (seconded)
Gatestone Institute(seconded)
Charles Krauthammer (seconded)
Walter Russell Mead (seconded)
Jihad Watch
Brett Stephens (WSJ) (seconded)

BEST PRO-ISRAEL COMMENTATOR EXCLUSIVE TO MIDDLE EAST/ISRAEL (Last year's winner: Barry Rubin)

Caroline Glick (seconded)
Martin Kramer (seconded)
Daniel Gordis (seconded)
Evelyn Gordon (seconded)
Sarah Honig (seconded)
Khaled Abu Toameh (seconded)

BEST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PRO-ISRAEL ONLINE MEDIA OUTLET (Last year's winner: Times of Israel)

Algemeiner  (seconded)
Israel HaYom (seconded)
Jewish Press (seconded)
Tablet (seconded)
JPost (seconded)
The Tower (seconded)
No Camels
Israel21c (seconded)

BEST MAINSTREAM MEDIA WATCHDOG (Last year's winner: Honest Reporting)

CAMERA (seconded)
BBC Watch (seconded)
CiF Watch  (seconded)
Presspectiva
Mideast Media Sampler at Legal Insurrection (seconded)
Huffington Post Monitor (seconded)

BEST WATCHDOG - ARABIC MEDIA AND NGOs

MEMRI  (seconded)
Palestinian Media Watch (seconded)
NGO Monitor (seconded)
UN Watch (seconded)

BEST PRO-ISRAEL BLOG (PRESENT COMPANY EXCLUDED) (Last year's winners: Daphne Anson and Missing Peace)

Israellycool  (seconded)
Israel Matzav (seconded)
Augean Stables
Sultan Knish
This Ongoing War (seconded)
Jews Down Under (seconded)
Sultan Knish
Atlas Shrugs
Daled Amos 
Pro-Israel Bay Bloggers (seconded)
5 Minutes for Israel (seconded)
IsraelSeen (seconded)

BEST PRO-ISRAEL VIDEO

Israel Apartheid Week 2013 - The Real Truth
How to Answer Anti-Israel Slurs (reluctantly)
Created in Israel - Part of Your Life
Israel: 65 years of achievement
Pat Condell - Patronizing the Palestinians (seconded)
A Song for Jerusalem (Latma) 
Pro-Israelis wipe the floor with paranoid anti-Israel campaigners
"I'm an Israeli Soldier" (Latma) (seconded)
Jonathan-Simon Sellem, seul, manifeste contre la "nakba" à Yafo (Jaffa)
Naftali Bennett on CNN (seconded)
Boycott Israel by Ari Lesser (seconded)


BEST PRO-ISRAEL SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE (Facebook, Pinterest, Vine, Scribd, Google+, YouTube...)

IDF (idfnadesk) on YouTube (seconded)
StandWithUs (FB, YouTube) (seconded)
Sussex Friends of Israel Facebook (seconded)
Einat Wilf's Facebook (seconded)
Corey Gil-Shuster's "Ask an Israeli/Ask a Palestinian" project


BEST SPEECH

Ron Prosor at the UN
Bibi Netanyahu at Bar Ilan (seconded)
Bibi Netanyahu at the UN (seconded)


BEST "OWN GOAL" (Anti-Zionists acting so stupid they disgust even disinterested parties)

"Shoot the Jew" at Wits University
Iran's Fake Stealth Fighter
Max Blumenthal, in entirety
Jimmy Carter
ISM Oakland attacking a girl writing a pro-Israel message in chalk (seconded)

BEST ARTICLE

Will we ever be forgiven the Holocaust? (Howard Jacobson) (seconded)
There is nothing remotely progressive in today's left wing loathing of Israel (Brendan O'Niell) (seconded)
Edein Atias HY'D at Israel Matzav
It's a pretty simple choice: freeom or oppression. Take your pick (Alan Howe)

BEST INDIVIDUAL EXAMPLE OF HASBARA

Ed Klinger's note on the BDS MacBook (seconded)
Brighton BDS Counter-protest (seconded)
David G's NYT Op-Ed Index 2012 (seconded)
A New Shoah: The Untold Story of Israel's Victims of Terrorism by Giulio Meotti (book)
IDF Girls Gone Wild (parts 1, 2, 3) (seconded)
UN interpreter hot mic  (seconded)
Video: Boycott Israel by Ari Lesser






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