Anita Tucker to Receive Moskowitz Prize for Zionism

Jewish Israel is pleased to report that Anita Tucker, one of our active board members, is to receive the Moskowitz Prize for Zionism.

The prize was established by Dr. Irving and Cherna Moskowitz as an expression of support for people who put Zionism into action in today's Israeli society, acting for the benefit of the common good in order to ensure the strength and resilience of the national Jewish homeland.

The following is excerpted from a report on Arutz 7:

Anita Tucker, one of the early pioneers of the Gush Katif settlement enterprise, became one of the leading spokespersons for the residents during the long and intense struggle against the Disengagement…

…For 29 years, the Tuckers lived in Gush Katif, building up Netzer Hazani, a vegetable-raising and packing business, and their family of five children. When they were ultimately expelled in the Disengagement, they lived for 11 months in temporary lodging in dormitories, and now live in the community's temporary quarters in Kibbutz Ein Tzurim. She now works to help the Gush Katif communities retain their unique, pre-expulsion character of Torah and Land of Israel values, friendly communal relations, and pioneering spirit.

Mrs. Tucker spends much of her time speaking in Jewish communities around the world about the difficulties that the Gush Katif people overcame in order to remain united and receive compensation, in the form of land and housing, for what had been taken from them.

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Anita is certainly well-deserving of this award! With everything Anita manages to do, Jewish Israel is pleased and honored to have her actively serving on our board as Community Affairs Advisor a role which she has taken on with characteristic dedication and enthusiasm.

Jewish Israel would also like to extend our hearty congratulations and best wishes to the other two recipients of this year’s prize, Rabbi Yoel Schwartz and General Aharon Davidi

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