Maajid Nawaz won the “communal ally of the year” award at the pro Israel Jewish News Awards in London last night.
At an event packed with hard core Zionists, Nawaz won an award designed to reward “a non-Jewish hero who has used their voice to fight anti-Semitism or delegitimisation of Israel or has simply supported the community in the media, in politics or elsewhere over the last two years.”
Once a harsh critic of Israel, Nawaz now uses his various media platforms to defend the Zionist regime and rail against anti-Semitism.
The event was also attended by former prime minister Tony Blair and the current Israeli ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev.
Several Muslim figures were also on the shortlist for various awards, such as Fiyaz Mughal, Julie Siddiqi and Dilwar Hussain.
Julie Siddiqi and Laura Marks won the “Interfaith Hero” award for their work with the government funded Nisa Nisham Muslim-Jewish women’s organisation.