Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
MP Irwin Cotler Awarded For ‘Outstanding Service in Fighting Antisemitism’ by Israeli Parliament

Speaker of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), Reuven Rivlin, presented Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler, the International Chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism, with an award "in testimony and tribute to his outstanding service in the fight against anti-Semitism".

 
The award was presented at a moving ceremony held at the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem in conjunction with the Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism, attended by some 500 international delegates, including a sizeable Canadian delegation of Parliamentarians and NGO representatives.
 
The previous evening, former Justice Minister Cotler, currently serving as Special Counsel for Human Rights and International Justice, received the prestigious Aliza & Menachem Begin Prize at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem “…for his leadership in the field of international law and human rights…”

 

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