Daily Israel Report

Moskowitz Prize – Live, Tonight

Moskowitz Prize – live, tonight. Nitzana Darshan-Leitner, one of the three winners, scored a court victory over Syria this week.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 5/22/2012, 4:26 PM



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The Moskowitz Prize for Zionism will be awarded tonight, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at Ir David. The ceremony will be carried live on Arutz Sheva.

One of this year's recipients, Attorney Nitzana Darshan-Leitner, and the organization she heads – Shurat HaDin (Israel Law Center) – won a $323 million judgment in a U.S. court against Iran and Syria last week. The lawsuit concerned the countries' support for terrorists who killed an American teenager and ten others in a 2006 bombing.

Darshan-Leitner fights against terrorist "lawfare" and has won hundreds of millions of dollars for terror victims in lawsuits against Muslim terror groups.

The two other recipients this year are Dr. Yitzchak Glick, Chairman of the Emergency Medical Center in Efrat, and Tzvika Slonim, a founder of Gush Emunim and of the Ariel University Center.

The Moskowitz Prize for Zionism, founded by Dr. Irving and Cherna Moskowitz, was first awarded in 2008. It was established in recognition of the people who put Zionism into action in today's Israeli society – at times risking their own personal security, placing the collective interest before personal needs, and doing what it takes to ensure a strong, secure Jewish homeland.