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Anti-Semitism expert honored

Israel honored a retired judge for working with the Diaspora and campaigning against anti-Semitism. Hadassah Ben-Ito, whose 31-year career included a stint as a Supreme Court justice, received the Chaim Herzog Prize this week for special contributions to the State of Israel. Ben-Ito, who served as a delegate to various United Nations forums, was commended for helping the late Israeli President Chaim Herzog in his successful fight against the 1975 “Zionism is Racism” resolution at the U.N. General Assembly. Over the years, Ben-Ito devoted herself to research on the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and the trials around the infamous fabrication, and in 1998 her best-selling book on the Protocols, “The Lie That Refuses to Die,” was published. The book has been published in nine languages and in many editions around the world. Awarded every two years, the Chaim Herzog Prize is a joint undertaking of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Yad Chaim Herzog memorial trust.