Hebrew Writers Award and poem: Year of Hope

In an impressive ceremony, Prof. Ada Aharoni received the prestigious
“Hebrew Writers Association Award,” in recognition of her 34 published books, and her fruitful activities for the promotion of Hebrew culture, and the culture of peace. The award was awarded to Prof. Aharoni by the Chairman of the Writers’ Association, Adv. Zvika Nir, together with Deputy Chairman Adv. Atzmon Yaniv.

Chairman Zvika Nir, spoke about the great and fruitful literary and cultural activity by Prof. Aharoni in the Writers’ Association, and outside it, to promote culture and literature in Israel and around the world.

This is a rare event, because only two writers have received this Award before in the whole of Israel, and Prof. Ada Aharoni is the first writer to receive this prestigious Award in Haifa and the North of Israel. This Award follows many awards and prizes that Aharoni received, including the “President’s Prize for Peace Culture,” presented to her by the late President Shimon Peres, and the “City of Haifa Honorary Award,” award to her by Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav.

YEAR OF HOPE 2018

by ADA AHARONI

Despite our wars, despite our tears,

Despite our furtive fears

We welcome the smiling Year of Hope.

The power of women for peace is rising,

Democracy and the Internet are spreading,

Global poverty has been cut in half –

Never have ordinary people, like you and me,

Had more power to face challenges

And to decide our own fate of Non-killing.

We’re poised on the edge of the cliff between

Our oldest fears of terror and war

And our deepest dreams of peace.

We face a choice – to rise to this moment in time

And be the Peace we want to see –

It all depends on us, for we peace lovers

Are the largest global community!

In this Year of Hope, let’s joyfully embrace

The golden sunbeam of Hope gladly waltzing

Toward twinkling Global Peace.

Prof. Ada Aharoni – IFLAC Founding President, sends her greetings of hope and peace to the Middle East and to all our Global Village.

ZVIKA NIR,HEAD OF THE ISRAELI WRITERS ASSOCIATION,AWARDED PROF.AHARONI WITH HONORARY HEBREW WRITERS AWARD

A WORLD OF HOPE AND PEACE

THE PRESTIGIOUS HEBREW WRITERS AWARD AWARDED TO PROF. ADA AHARONI

About the Author
Anna Banasiak is a poet and literary critic from Lodz, Poland. She studied Polish philology and culture studies at the University of Warsaw. She is the winner of poetry competitions in Berlin, London and Bratislava. Her poems have appeared online via New York, London, Surrey, Australia, Canada, India and South Africa.
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