Haaretz Columnist Israel Harel Wins Moskowitz Foundation's Zionism Award

Harel will share the award from the Moskowitz Foundation with Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick and New Guardians project founder Yoel Zilberman.

Israel Harel at the Israel Democracy Institute, July 2014.Credit: Tomer Appelbaum

Haaretz columnist Israel Harel is one of three recipients of the 2015 Lion of Zion Lifetime Achievement Award, it was announced on Sunday.

The other recipients of the award, which is bestowed by the Moskowitz Foundation, are Yehudah Glick, an advocate for Jewish prayer rights on the Temple Mount, and Yoel Zilberman, founder of the New Guardians project, which protects Jewish farmers and their land in the Galilee and Negev.

The $100,000 prize, which will be shared by the three recipients, will be presented at a ceremony on May 19 in the presence of the Miami-based philanthropists Dr. Irving and Cherna Moskowitz.

Harel is the founder of the Institute for Religious Zionism at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, which he headed until 1995.

He began working as a journalist in the 1960s, serving as managing editor of the Hayom daily and assistant editor of the weekend edition of Ma'ariv during his long career.

Harel has been writing guest columns for Haaretz since 1991.