Friday, January 06, 2017

  • Friday, January 06, 2017
  • Elder of Ziyon

It is that time of year again where I ask you for nominations for the annual Hasby Awards,  the best examples of pro-Israel advocacy for the year.

Below you will find the categories of awards for this year. You can add your own nominees or you can second the ones that are listed in the comments. This is not the vote!  I have pre-populated nominees from those who had been seconded last year and some others, but you are encouraged to nominate additional ones. There is no need to second nominees that have already been seconded. 

No nominations or seconds from Twitter or email, they must be placed in the comments. Please include links!

Please don't second more than one in one category.

Self-nominations are allowed.

Additional category suggestions are welcome, but unlikely. It is already a crowded field.

As in previous years, no one gets awarded twice for the same category so I list the previous winners.

Some winners are decided by me and others will be based on surveys.. The awards will be given out sometime in 2017, maybe even in a real-life ceremony like last year's. (But it might have to be in the New York area this time. If you have a good venue and want to host, please let me know!)

BEST PRO-ISRAEL TWEETER (Previous winners: Avi Mayer, No Camels, Margie in Tel Aviv, Arsen Ostrovsky)

Hen Mazzig (seconded)
Israellycool (seconded)
Eugene Kontorovich (seconded)
Andreas Fagerbakke (seconded)

BEST YOUNG DEFENDER OF ISRAEL (under 25) (Previous winners: Muhammad Zoabi, Leora Noor Eisenberg, Alexandra Markus (Lex))

Chloe Valdary (seconded)
Hananya Naftali (seconded)
Elliott Hamilton
Rudy Rochman
Aedan O'Connor (seconded)

BEST PRO-ISRAEL COMMENTATOR EXCLUSIVE TO MIDDLE EAST/ISRAEL (Previous winners: Barry Rubin, Sarah Honig, Caroline Glick, Evelyn Gordon)
Martin Kramer (seconded)
Khaled Abu Toameh  (seconded)
Fred Maroun 
Noor Dahri (seconded)
Varda Meyers-Epstein (seconded)

BEST SATIRE/HUMOR (Previous winners: PreOccupied Territory, This Is Palestine)
 Mideast Beast (seconded)
Daily Freier (seconded)

Dry Bones Blog (seconded)

BEST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PRO-ISRAEL ONLINE MEDIA OUTLET (Previous winners: Times of Israel, The Tower, Mosaic)

Algemeiner (seconded)
Tablet  (seconded)

BEST WATCHDOG: MEDIA AND NGOs (Previous winners: Honest Reporting, CAMERA, BBC Watch, Palestinian Media Watch, MEMRI)

BEST PRO-ISRAEL BLOG (PRESENT COMPANY EXCLUDED) (Previous winners: Daphne Anson, Missing Peace, Israellycool, This Ongoing War, Abu Yehuda)
Jews Down Under (seconded)
IsraelSeen (seconded)
Israel Thrives  (seconded)
Israel Shield 
Judean Rose (seconded)

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA ADVOCATE FOR ISRAEL (NON-BLOG) (previous winner: Varda Meyers Epstein)

The Muqata (seconded)
Miriam Goodman 
Mottle Wolfe 
Ben Shapiro (seconded)

Muslims of Israel (seconded)
Alexandra Markus


 "Instead of Apologizing” (Mosaic translation of 1911 Jabotinsky article) (seconded)
Israel Conducted No Ethnic Cleansing in 1948 (Benny Morris) (seconded)
Palestinians: Western Media's Ignorance and Bias (
Khaled Abu Toameh)
Yes, Many Journalists Choose Sides in a Conflict—and Often for the Worst Reasons (Zenobia Ravji)

Where Does All That Aid for Palestinians Go? (Tzipi Hotovely) (seconded)

"Prophecy in Israel: Expression of the Collective Hebrew Soul and Unity of Creation" by: Yehuda HaKohen (seconded)
My grandmother, the Palestinian (Forest Rain)
Dear Anti-Israel Activist (Nevet Basker) (seconded)
At the U.N., Only Israel Is an ‘Occupying Power’(EUGENE KONTOROVICH and PENNY GRUNSEID) (seconded)



Regavim (seconded)
Northwest Friends of Israel (seconded)fshapi
StandWithUs (seconded)
Canary Mission (seconded)
Im Tirtzu (seconded)

Jeremy Gimpel, Yom Haatzmaut, Canada (seconded)
International Law Issues in the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict, Eugene Kontorovich (seconded)

BEST PRO-ISRAEL CELEBRITY  (The David Draiman Award) (Previous winner: Mayim Bialik)

Roseanne Barr (seconded)
Ashton Kutcher
Jon Voight (seconded)
Jenna Jameson

BEST "OWN GOAL" (Anti-Zionists acting so stupid they disgust even disinterested parties or backfire spectacularly) (Previous winners: Max Blumenthal/David Sheen, Rototom Sunsplash Music Festival)

Israeli flag burned outside DNC
Senator Dianne Feinstein supporting abstention of UNSCR 2334 (seconded)
Barack Obama crafting UNSCR 2334 (seconded)
US collusion with PA revealed by Egypt
Bernie Sanders (seconded)

We have lots of ideas, but we need more resources to be even more effective. Please donate today to help get the message out and to help defend Israel.

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