WASHINGTON – Ivanka Trump, daughter of and senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, was awarded the “Friend of Israel Award” by the Israeli-American Council (IAC) in Las Vegas on Tuesday.The award was presented by the organization’s top donors, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson. It is given by the Israeli-American community in Las Vegas to a person “who exemplifies support for Zionism and Jewish values.” Last year, the IAC named former US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley as the award's recipient. According to the IAC, the award was given to Trump because she “has shown a strong positive connection to the State of Israel, believes in the importance of the friendship between the US and Israel, and works to strengthen the alliances between the people of the United States and the people of Israel.”“The Israeli-American Council was delighted to honor Ivanka Trump, senior adviser to the president, at our gala in Las Vegas [Tuesday] night,” IAC CEO Shoham Nicolet told The Jerusalem Post. “As a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur, Ivanka has been an inspiration for both women leadership and family values. “We thank her for her commitment to strengthening the bond between Israel and the United States, and being a role model for so many over the years,” he said.“It’s a tremendous honor to receive the ‘Friend of Israel Award’ by the Israeli-American Council,” Ivanka Trump told the Post in a written statement. “President Trump and the entirety of his administration are resolute in defending the Jewish people, supporting the State of Israel and confronting the scourge of antisemitism everywhere it exists. As both his daughter and adviser, I can say with conviction that there is no greater friend to Israel than President Trump.”The president participated in the IAC annual conference in Florida last month and addressed the audience. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson, GOP mega-donors, introduced him to the approximately 4,000 attendees, thanking him for recognizing both Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.