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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 Hasby Award winners!

Right around now I should be announcing the 2013 winners of the Hasby Awards in a gala Manhattan ceremony.

And here they are, using a super-secret algorithm that involves very complex interactions of the synapses in my brain:


BEST PRO-ISRAEL TWEETER

Nominees:

  •  Avi Mayer
  •  David HaIvri
  •  Challah Hu Akbar
  •  Martin Kramer
  •  Arsen Ostrovsky


WINNER:
Avi Mayer


BEST PRO-ISRAEL MEDIA OUTLET NOT EXCLUSIVE TO ISRAEL

Nominees:

  •  Douglas Murray
  •  Melanie Phillips
  •  The Commentator
  •  Gatestone Institute
  •  Charles Krauthammer
  •  Evelyn Gordon


WINNER:
The Commentator


BEST PRO-ISRAEL COMMENTATOR

Nominees:

  •  Caroline Glick
  •  Martin Kramer
  •  Daniel Gordis
  •  Barry Rubin



WINNER:
Barry Rubin


BEST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PRO-ISRAEL MEDIA OUTLET

Nominees:

  • Algemeiner
  • Times of Israel
  • Israel HaYom
  • Tablet
  • JPost
  • Jewish Press (forgot to include in my slides, sorry!)
WINNER:

BEST MAINSTREAM MEDIA WATCHDOG

Nominees:
  • CAMERA
  • Honest Reporting
  • BBC Watch
  • CiF Watch
  • David G Daily Mideast Media Sampler
  • Huffington Post monitor
WINNER:
Honest Reporting (very tough call)

BEST PRO-ISRAEL BLOG (PRESENT COMPANY EXCLUDED)

Nominees:
  • Israellycool
  • Israel Matzav
  • Missing Peace
  • Daphne Anson
  • Augean Stables
  • Sultan Knish
  • Daled Amos
  • This Ongoing War  
  • Size Doesn't Matter
WINNERS:

BEST PRO-ISRAEL VIDEO

Nominees:
  • Pat Condell, Israel and the United Nations
  • The Red Line (Shraga Simmons)
  • Zionism without Jerusalem (Im Tirtzu)
  • The Children are Ready (Temple Institute)
  • The Rhythm of Israel (AJC)
  • Real Apartheid in the Middle East (Stand With Us)
  • IDF aid missions around the world (IDF)
  • Israel vs. Palestine (cartoon)
WINNER:

The other suggested categories did not get enough nominations or second,, but all of them are good. Complete list of nominations and seconds is here.