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(Washington, D.C., June 17, 2021)—The B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem announced that singer, songwriter and author Danny Sanderson will receive a special citation for Fostering Israel-Diaspora Relations through the Arts. The citation was established in 2014 and has been presented to Nurit Hirsh, David D’Or, Idan Raichel, David Broza, Yehoram Gaon and the Shalva Band. 

The citation will be presented at a Hebrew-language event on July 1 at 19:00 at the Konrad Adenauer Conference Center, Mishkenot Sha’ananim in Jerusalem as part of the B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage for 2021. Professor Yedidia Z. Stern, president of the Jewish People Policy Institute, will deliver the keynote address, entitled “The Israeli Identity Crisis.”  

The considerations for honor noted that Sanderson is one of the most beloved artists in Israel, among the country’s most diverse and witty performers and musicians of all time. His career has lasted over 50 years—from the stage of his high school in New York; through the IDF’s Nahal Troupe; the Kaveret, Gazoz and Doda rock bands; to the most prestigious stages in the country such as Hayarkon Park, Mann Auditorium, the Arad Festival and Sultan’s Pool. Sanderson is a composer, singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist, producer, broadcaster, stand-up comedian and author. His artistic collaborators have included Gidi Gov, Yoni Rechter, Alon Olearchik, Mazi Cohen and many others. Sanderson has also cooperated with Israel’s most talented artists including Shalom Hanoch, Berry Sakharof, Yehudit Ravitz, Hadag Nahash, Hanan Ben Ari, Miri Mesika, Idan Amedi and many others. Artistic collaborations and humor that are typical of Sanderson are among his most endearing characteristics.  

Winners of the B’nai B’rith World Center Award for 2021 are: Nurit Canetti, anchorwoman, editor-in-chief and producer of Galey Zahal—IDF Army Public Radio (broadcast media category) and Dan Lavie, Diaspora Affairs correspondent of Yisrael Hayom (print media category). In addition, Greer Fay Cashman, who has appeared in the Jerusalem Post for more than 45 years, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the author of the popular “Grapevine” column and the paper’s correspondent at the Office of the President of Israel. 

The B’nai B’rith World Center was established in 1980 to serve as the public affairs arm of B’nai B’rith in Israel and its permanent and official presence in Jerusalem. It is charged with strengthening Israel-Diaspora relations on behalf of B’nai B’rith International.  

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For more information contact: 

Alan Schneider, Director, B’nai B’rith World Center, 052-5536441, 

Golan Yossifon, media advisor, 0525625135 

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