“In my own lifetime, I have seen Jewish children thrown into the fire. And now I have seen Muslim children used as human shields, in both cases, by worshippers of death cults indistinguishable from that of the Molochites.
“What we are suffering through today is not a battle of Jew versus Arab or Israeli versus Palestinian. Rather, it is a battle between those who celebrate life and those who champion death. It is a battle of civilization versus barbarism.”
Awards and honours
Honourary Knighthood, United Kingdom, 2006.
Nobel Peace Prize, 1986.
Medal of Liberty, 1986.
Grand Officer in the French Legion of Honor, 1990.
Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1992
Prix de l’Université de la Langue Française (Prix Rivarol) for The Town Beyond the Wall, 1963.
National Jewish Book Council Award for The Town Beyond the Wall, 1963.
Ingram Merrill award, 1964.
Prix Médicis for A Beggar in Jerusalem, 1968.
Jewish Heritage Award, Haifa University, 1975.
Holocaust Memorial Award, New York Society of Clinical Psychologists, 1975.
S.Y. Agnon Medal, 1980.
Jabotinsky Medal, State of Israel, 1980.
Prix Livre Inter, France, for The Testament, 1980.
Grand Prize in Literature from the City of Paris for The Fifth Son, 1983.
Commander in the French Legion of Honor, 1984.
U.S. Congressional Gold Medal, 1984.
Niebuhr Medal, Elmhurst College, Illinois, 1995.
Grand Cross in the French Legion of Honor, 2000.
Star of Romania, 2002.
Man of the Year award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2005.
Light of Truth award, International Campaign for Tibet, 2005.
Honorary Visiting Professor of Humanities, Rochester College, 2008.
National Humanities Medal, 2009.
Norman Mailer Prize, Lifetime Achievement, 2011.
Loebenberg Humanitarian Award, Florida Holocaust Museum, 2012.
Nadav Award, 2012.
S. Roger Horchow Award for Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards, 2013.
John Jay Medal for Justice John Jay College, 2014
Doctor of Humane Letters, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 1985.
Doctor of Humane Letters, DePaul University, Chicago, 1997.
Doctorate, Seton Hall University, New Jersey, 1998.
Doctor of Humanities, Michigan State University, 1999.
Doctorate, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD, 2005.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Chapman University, 2005.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Dartmouth College, 2006.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA, 2007.
Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Vermont, 2007.
Doctor of Humanities, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, 2007.
Doctor of Letters, City College of New York, 2008.
Doctorate, Tel Aviv University, 2008.
Doctorate, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel, 2008.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 2009.
Doctor of Letters, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 2010.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Washington University in St. Louis, 2011.
Doctor of Humane Letters, College of Charleston, 2011.
Doctorate, University of Warsaw, June 25, 2012.
Doctorate, The University of British Columbia, September 10, 2012.
(Credits: Photo- Echo Foundation | List of honours and degrees – Wikipedia | Quote – Stand With Us Foundation)
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