Italian MP Fiamma Nirenstein, Vice-President of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Italian Parliament, journalist and author, is one of the personalities honored with the “Emet Award” by CAMERA, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.
During its annual dinner in New York, on Sunday April 10, CAMERA will also honor José María Aznar, former President of Spain, and John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN. The awardees are among the founding members of the The Friends of Israel Initiative, an international organization led by President Aznar, created to counter the delegitimization of the State of Israel and enable it to claim its right to live in peace within safe and defensible borders.
Nirenstein and Bolton are among the few diplomats in the world who have not been afraid to back Israel against the wild propaganda campaign being waged against it worldwide.
In a January op-ed articl
e, Nirenstein called Mideast peace "an invention:"
"Squares bearing the names of suicide terrorists, the Fatah congress opening in their name with standing ovations, the "study" of a Vice-Minister of Culture on the Palestinian Autonomy site, who declares that there has never been any trace of Jews in Jerusalem, or the odious invention of a Palestinian Jesus persecuted by the Jews while, at the time of Jesus, before the Romans gave the name of Palestine to Israel, the concept of “Palestinians” did not even exist... all this, together with the weakness of Abu Mazen who now wields his power with substantial use of the police forces while Hamas threatens him from afar. Perhaps all these truths should point us in the direction of new ways to peace, as the old ways are blocked."
Bolton was a steadfast friend of Israel during the time he served as U.S. Ambassador to the UN, and has been one of the clearest non-Israeli voices
regarding the Iranian peril.
Founded in 1982, CAMERA, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, is a media-monitoring, research and membership organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East.