Former POTUS Trump Receives Rare Honor

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The Zionist Organization of America, a nonprofit that relentlessly works to help enhance ties between the United States and Israel while also battling anti-Israeli bias, has presented former President Donald Trump with the Theodor Herzl Medallion.

The group announced its plans to recognize Trump for being the best ally Israel has ever had in the White House in an email issued to its members.

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The Zionist Organization’s national awards banquet will be held in New York City on November 13 and will be attended by philanthropist and physician Dr. Miriam Adelson. 

Adelson will also present the ZOA’s Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Defender of Israel Award to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California.

The email continued by listing a few of Trump’s achievements that led to his nomination for the medal.

  • Moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem;
  • Recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights;
  • Brokering the Abraham Accords peace agreements between Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates; and three months later, between Israel and Morocco;
  • Removing the U.S. from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal;
  • Stopping U.S. funding of the Palestinian Authority and UNRWA, a group exclusively focused on financing Palestinian refugees and their descendants;
  • Recognizing the legality of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria;
  • Being the first U.S. president to pray at the Western Wall; and
  • Issuing an executive order to strengthen Title VI of the Civil Rights Act in order to protect Jewish students

The only country where a sizable majority of the populace supported Trump’s policies was Israel, according to a Pew Research Center study that was done on 33 countries in the spring of 2019. A total of 71 percent of Israelis expressed faith in Trump’s ability to lead the world.