On Tuesday night at its second annual’ Jewish 100′ gala in New York City, the Algemeiner paid tribute to the memory of iconic entertainer Joan Rivers. Joan’s daughter, Melissa Rivers, accepted the posthumous award on behalf of her mother. Other honors at the star-studded event, which drew 500 people to Bowery ‘s capital, included philanthropists Joseph and Deborah Aronow, tycoon Donald Trump and Knesset Yuli Edelstein ‘s speaker.
Both Edelstein and Rivers received the paper’s Warrior for Truth Award, last received by Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, and for his contributions to US-Israel relations, Trump received the Liberty Award.
Or Carmeli, the sister of IDF Sergeant Sean Carmeli, an American who died in Operation Protective Edge fighting in Gaza, thanked The Algemeiner for profiling her brother shortly after his death in a moving address.
Trumps daughter Ivanka Trump, who converted to Judaism in 2009, presented his award to Trump. ” I have a Jewish daughter! “he exclaimed.
He concluded his remarks with strong comments in support of Israel saying, “We love Israel, we will fight for Israel 100 percent, 1000 percent, it will be there forever.”