Z Street Awards Peace Plan Prize to Daniel Pipes

Middle East Forum director Daniel Pipes is the recipient of the first annual Z Street Peace Plan Prize.
By Hana Levi Julian
First Publish: 5/11/2010, 3:41 PM / Last Update: 5/11/2010, 4:42 PM


Middle East Forum director and political analyst Daniel Pipes is the recipient of the first annual Z Street Peace Plan Prize, the group announced this week.

Z Street, based in Pennsylvania, is a nonprofit organization that supports the State of Israel as a Jewish State. Its mission statement includes a commitment to the belief “there should be no negotiations with, concessions to, or appeasement of terrorists.”

The $1,000 prize was awarded to Pipes for his article, “My Peace Plan: An Israeli Victory,” in which the writer explained that throughout history, intractable conflicts were resolved only when the victor caused his enemy to abandon his war goals.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus, president of the strongly pro-Zionist organization said in a statement announcing the award, “It is time for those who want a 'safe and secure' Israel to face the reality that this conflict will end when one side or the other achieves its goal: for Arab Palestinians that is the end of the Jewish State; for Israel it is a decisive victory that ensures the safety and security of the Jewish State."

“Z Street applauds Daniel Pipes for his clarity and his courage in laying out the true path to peace.”

Pipes said in response to the award that he hopes it will help “awaken American to their government's pursuing a futile path toward resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict. It's not the Israeli 'risks for peace' or 'painful concessions' that will end the dispute but a Palestinian realization that the goal of eliminating the Jewish State cannot succeed.”