Establishment of the Jacob Landau Memorial Award, named in memory of the founder of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, was announced here today by Theodor Herzl Lodge of the B’nai B’rith. Mr. Landau died in New York in January, 1952.
The award, in recognition of Mr. Landau’s contributions in the field of journalism and to the Zionist movement, will be made annually to the Israel Journalist deemed to have “the best record for moral integrity, independence and exposition of Zionism.”
The award, which carries 100 Israel pounds, will be presented next Sunday to Dr. Yoshua Heshel Yevin, 64-year-old author and Journalist, A physician by training, Dr. Yevin has lived in Israel since 1924 and has been associated with newspapers here. He has translated many books into Hebrew. He is a member of the editorial board of the Hebrew daily Haboker.
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