Guardian of Zion Award

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The Guardian of Zion Award is an annual award given since 1997 to individuals who have been supportive of the State of Israel. It is awarded at the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies at Bar-Ilan University, where the prize recipient gives the keynote address.

Year Recipient Nationality Profession Speech
1997 Elie Wiesel United States Professional writer
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (1986)
1998 Herman Wouk United States Professional writer and 1952 Pulitzer Prize winner
1999 A.M. Rosenthal United States Former New York Times editor
Former New York Daily News columnist
2000 Sir Martin Gilbert United Kingdom Historian and writer
2001 Cynthia Ozick United States Professional writer
2002 Charles Krauthammer United States The Washington Post columnist [1]
2003 Ruth Roskies Wisse United States Yiddish professor of Harvard University [2]
2004 Arthur Cohn Switzerland Filmmaker and writer
2005 William Safire United States Author, journalist and speechwriter
1978 Pulitzer Prize winner
2006 Daniel Pipes United States Author and historian
2007 Norman Podhoretz United States Author, columnist
2008 David Be'eri, Mordechai Eliav, Rabbi Yehuda Maly Israel [1]
2009 Caroline Glick Israel Journalist[2]
2010 Malcolm Hoenlein United States Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations[3]
Dore Gold Israel
2012 Israel Antiquities Authority Israel
2013 James S. Snyder Israel
2017 John R. Bolton United States National Security Advisor
2018 Yisrael Meir Lau Israel


  1. ^ "הדף המבוקש לא נמצא על השרת - אוניברסיטת בר-אילן".
  2. ^ Caroline Glick Receives ‘Guardian Of Zion’ Award
  3. ^ "Bar-Ilan University's Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies to Bestow its Guardian of Zion Award upon Malcolm I. Hoenlein - Bar Ilan University".