Friends of Zion Museum honors US fight against antisemitism

After receiving the award, McMullen explained that following his trip to Auschwitz with March of the Living, his visit to the Friends of Zion Museum inspired and motivated him further to act.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
May 6, 2019 19:59
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Friends of Zion Museum has honored the American ambassadors, diplomats and Hollywood stars

Friends of Zion Museum has honored the American ambassadors, diplomats and Hollywood stars. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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The Friends of Zion Museum has honored the American ambassadors, diplomats and Hollywood stars who, as part of US President Donald Trump’s initiative to fight antisemitism, participated in the March of the Living and then traveled to Jerusalem.

The delegation was led by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. After the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem last year, Trump recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights in March. The administration encouraged several US ambassadors to take part in the initiative to combat the global surge of antisemitism. At the ceremony, Friedman stated: “I want to thank the President once again; Israel truly has no greater friend than President Donald J. Trump and the United States of America.”

The American Delegation included: US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell; US Ambassador to Switzerland and Lichtenstein Edward McMullen; US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher; US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland; US Ambassador to Spain and Andorra Duke Buchan; US Ambassador to Portugal George Edward Glass; US Ambassador to the Holy See Callista Gingrich; US Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Antisemitism Elan Carr: and Paul Packer, chairman of the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. The delegation also featured celebrity actress Suzanne Somers and her husband producer Alan Hamel.

The Friends of Zion, which recently surpassed 60 million members on social media, is one of the largest pro-Israel sites in the world, fights antisemitism on all of its global platforms.

FOZ honored the March of the Living delegation, giving the “Friends of Zion Defender Award” to US Ambassador to Switzerland and Lichtenstein Edward McMullen.


FOZ also bestowed the “Friends of Zion Heritage Award” onto Packer, chairman of the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. According to Packer, “We (the delegation) were very moved by the Friends of Zion Museum. To quote the museum, when we accepted President Trump’s appointment to serve the United States of America, we all said ‘Hineni’ (“Here Am I”) to our important roles.”

After receiving the award, McMullen explained that following his trip to Auschwitz with March of the Living, his visit to the Friends of Zion Museum inspired and motivated him further to act. He stated, “I want to thank the Friends of Zion Museum for their incredible work. Receiving this honor is something I could have only dreamed of.”

The Friends of Zion Museum has honored Trump, 43rd US President George W. Bush, President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, 4th President Rosen Plevneliev of Bulgaria, and the Trump Administration’s Middle East Peace Envoy Jared Kushner for their unwavering support for the State of Israel and the Jewish people.

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