Skip to comments.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to receive 2015 AEI Irving Kristol Award
Posted on 09/21/2015 7:53:57 PM PDT by Dave346
Washington, DC (September 22, 2015) American Enterprise Institute (AEI) president Arthur C. Brooks announced today that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will receive the 2015 Irving Kristol Award on November 9, 2015, in Washington, DC. The annual award, AEIs highest honor, is given to individuals who have made exceptional practical and intellectual contributions to improve government policy, social welfare, or political understanding. The winner is selected by AEIs Council of Academic Advisers. The award ceremony and dinner will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.
Currently in his fourth term, Prime Minister Netanyahu will share his insight into the Middle East; his take on US-Israel relations; and the growing challenges facing Israel, including regional turmoil, the rise of religious extremism, the impact of the Syrian killing fields, and the ensuing mass migration.
During his many years in office, he has dealt with terror attacks against Israel and peace process negotiations with the Palestinians. He has reformed Israels economy, streamlined the governments bureaucracy, improved access to education, and increased foreign investment to record highs.
It is an honor and a privilege to have Prime Minister Netanyahu join us for the 2015 AEI Annual Dinner, said AEI president Arthur C. Brooks. Israel serves as a reminder that a commitment to free enterprise, democracy, human dignity, and the courage to defend ones values are the best model to lift up all people. For this and his many other contributions, we are pleased to present the prime minister with the 2015 Irving Kristol Award.
I am honored to have been chosen to receive the Irving Kristol Award, said Netanyahu. I was fortunate to have known Irving, who was a towering intellectual, a stalwart friend of Israel, and a great champion of the US-Israel alliance. I look forward to receiving this award and discussing ways in which the unique friendship between Israel and the United States can continue to grow deeper and stronger as we confront the enormous challenges we face together.
The Irving Kristol Award was established in 2002 in honor of AEI senior fellow Irving Kristol, replacing the Institutes Francis Boyer Award, which had been awarded annually for the previous 25 years. Previous recipients of AEIs highest honor include Arthur F. Burns, Dick Cheney, Gerald Ford, Alan Greenspan, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, Paul Ryan, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas.
This event is by invitation only. For additional information regarding the Irving Kristol Award or other media inquiries please contact AEI Media Services at email@example.com or 202-862-5829.
AEI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization that works to expand liberty, increase individual opportunity, and strengthen free enterprise.
This honorable man deserves accolades.
I wish he were our president.
I agree. He is a true leader.
Obama is green with envy. Any award this big should be going to him, not Bibi, that bossy Israeli!
Both Michelle and Valerie look silently at each other and roll their eyes. “There he goes again, nothings ever enough.”
Irving Kristol was the founder of the neoconservative school.
A brilliant man with great insights and an amazing sense of humor.
For me, it was the happy meeting ground between paleoconservatism and liberalism.
Benjamin Netanyahu is a worthy recipient of such a distinguished award.
God bless and keep the true leader of the free world!
This is Netanyahu’s second major award this year for shining the spotlight on the Iranian threat.
The first was a Churchill bust given to him by Congress back in March,
I grew up upon it.
Irving was brilliant and larger than life in conservative politics and a pre-eminent thinker of the first order.
His son William is nowhere in his league.
By an eerie concidence, the date of the date coincides with the Nazi Kristalnacht in 1938.
November 9, 694 At the Seventeenth Council of Toledo, Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims, sentencing all Jews to slavery.
They’re not giving it to Obama? Expect a thorough IRS audit.
“This honorable man (Netanyahu) deserves accolades. I wish he were our president.”
What you said, in spades. Benjamin Netanyahu reminds me of George Washington, for all the right reasons. May America be blessed with a Conservative president who possesses the values, the strength and characteristics of Mr. Netanyahu.
Of course, the tax-exempt status of the organization that makes the award will be revoked in about five minutes.
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