A Welcome Video By President Trump Plus Honors To Pirro, DeSantis, Danon and others Highlight “A Light Unto The Nations”
I am invited to participate in many organizations. I receive calls daily for help, help, and more help! There aren’t enough volunteers and donor dollars for all the organizations out there.
However, when it comes to the Zionist Organization Of America, another chapter of my biography is easy to draft…. most of the time. It’s hard for me for write about an organization that is like my second family.
ZOA is the only major American Jewish organization to consistently present the facts of the Arab/Islamic war against Israel. ZOA also exposes the anti-Israel lies about occupation, settlements, Jerusalem and Palestinian statehood. It is because of ZOA’s bold and unapologetic voice that we have such a significant impact on public discourse and policy.
Because when other organizations do the talk, ZOA does the walk. It’s National President, Morton Klein, is the leader of action. I know that all too well. In 2015, during the protests and rallies against the Iran Nuclear Deal, a liberal, pro-deal rabbi called both Mort and me kooks for going against the deal. I still wear the badge with honor today. I will always be a kook when I stand up for Zionism and Judaism.
This year’s gala, “A Light Unto The Nations,” was very personal to me. I was actively involved in it. Here is a list of the superstar lineup:
President Donald J. Trump spoke via video about his friend and Fox News Anchor Judge Jeanine Pirro, who received the Mortimer Zuckerman Award for Outstanding Journalism.
Pirro spoke about her respect for Jews, way before she knew the President. Her grandparents helped Jews leave Lebanon and was taught early in life to appreciate Israel and defend it. Whether a Trump supporter or not, all Zionists must recognize the work of Jeanine Pirro. She was the only media personality to call out “The Squad” on their anti-Semitic remarks and paid the price of a suspension from Fox News.
The Honorable Ronald D. DeSantis, Governor of the State of Florida, joked how he prayed by the Western Wall for no hurricanes and how his prayers were answered. He has led his state like no other in fighting the BDS in classrooms and encouraging business relationships between Florida and the areas of Judea and Samaria. DeSantis received the Dr. Bob Shillman Award for Outstanding Leadership
U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon, received the Woo Kai-Sheng Lifetime Achievement Award; and Dr. Bob Shillman, received the Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award.
National Security Advisor to the President of the United States of America, who is also the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, Ambassador Robert Charles O’Brien, was the recipient of ZOA’s prestigious Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson Award for Defense of America and Israel. Dr. Bob Shillman, received the Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award. Emmy-Winning Journalist Rita Cosby was the Emcee.
ZOA is much more than a dinner. I recently interviewed Mort Klein as cohost of The Jersey Joe Show, heard on WOR710AM in New York and internationally through iHeart Radio. You can listen to the entire interview here:
- We discussed the recent legal cases ZOA won against school leaderships and other programs the organization is currently working on.
Wear Your Zionist Pride
I debuted at the gala “The Zionist Necklace.”
I partnered with Aurelie Berdugo of Noa Jewelry to create a necklace featuring the word Zionist. It is available in gold or silver. Noa Jewelry is one of the hottest companies around today. Berdugo, a young, Orthodox Jewish designer, started the company less than a year ago and already her designs have been worn by Cardi B, Draya Michelle, Teresa Guidice model Bella Harris and in Us magazine.
A portion of the proceeds will go directly to ZOA. For details on how to order your own necklace, you can contact ZOA or me directly for details.
Cindy Grosz is a Jewish activist who promotes projects, products and awareness to everything Israel and of international Jewish concern. She represents celebrity spokespeople who speak up for and about Israel. She is also a contributor and Co-host on The Jersey Joe Show 710AM WOR, Sunday nights at 7 EST, or available anytime, anywhere through iHeart Radio.