'Post' columnist Asa-El wins B'nai B'rith journalism award

The B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism has become widely recognized as the most prestigious prize in the Israeli media industry for Diaspora reportage.

April 26, 2018 14:38
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Amotz Asa-El

Amotz Asa-El. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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Jerusalem Post columnist and Jerusalem Report senior editor Amotz Asa-El has won the 2018 B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage.

Asa-El is being awarded for his five-part in-depth series on transitions in the Jewish experience, dealing with geography, solidarity, faith, hate and genius.

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He shares the award with Yair Sherki, a religious-affairs reporter for Israel News Company (formerly Channel 2 News) for his incisive five-part TV series Brooklyn Shel Kodesh (Brooklyn – The Holy Borough) on the ultra-Orthodox community in Brooklyn.

A certificate of merit has been awarded to Benny Teitelbaum of the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation (Kan) for four TV news reports on French and ultra-Orthodox immigrants to Israel and on an emotional mission to Israel by North America Jewish mothers.

The award will be presented at a ceremony on June 5 in Jerusalem with keynote speaker Elliot Abrams, a former US assistant secretary of state.

Since its establishment in 1992, the B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism has become widely recognized as the most prestigious prize in the Israeli media industry for Diaspora reportage and was established to help strengthen the relations between Israel and the Diaspora.

Read the series here:
The reinvention of Jewish Space
Solidarity: The Morning After Persecution
Faith: The Jews' Improbable Divider
Hate: Herzl's Unfulfilled Vow
Genius: Spiritual Zionism's Great Opportunity

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