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  • Malcolm Hoenlein

    Bar-Ilan University's Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies to Bestow its Guardian of Zion Award upon Malcolm I. Hoenlein

    Date: 2010-03-24 Hour: 20:06

    Malcolm Hoenlein, the distinguished Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, will receive the "Guardian of Zion" Award from Bar-Ilan University's Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies this May, the Rennert Center announced today. Mr. Hoenlein will deliver the annual Distinguished Rennert Lecture, entitled "The Meaning of Jerusalem in the Twenty-First Century".

    "If ever there was a time that we need to bring the message and meaning of Jerusalem to the world it is now, and few are more capable of doing this than Malcolm Hoenlein," said Prof. Joshua Schwartz, Director of the Rennert Center, in making the announcement on behalf of the Center's founder, Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert. The Guardian of Zion Award will be presented to Mr. Hoenlein in Jerusalem on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

    This is the fourteenth year the Rennert Center is conferring the international "Guardian of Zion Award", which is designated for persons who have dedicated their lives to the perpetuation and strengthening of Jerusalem. Last year's award was bestowed upon Jerusalem Post journalist and commentator Caroline Glick. Additional recipients have included writer and editor Norman Podhoretz, scholar and columnist Dr. Daniel Pipes, the late journalist William Safire, Academy Award winning producer Arthur Cohn, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Dr. Charles Krauthammer, author Cynthia Ozick, British historian and author Sir Martin Gilbert, former New York Times editor, the late A.M. Rosenthal, author Herman Wouk, and Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Elie Wiesel.

    The Ingeborg Rennert for Jerusalem Studies is an interdisciplinary research center for the study of Jerusalem from ancient until modern times. The Center was established at Bar-Ilan University in 1995 by Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert, a U.S. Jewish community leader. Integrating studies on the history, archaeology, geography, demography, economy and sociology of Jerusalem, the Rennert Center has become the foremost academic center in the international academic community studying aspects of Jerusalem's past and present.