Former Ambassador John Bolton, a diplomat and lawyer who has served in several Republican administrations, wlll receive the eighth annual Genesis Award from Christians and Jews United for Israel at Temple Emeth in Chestnut Hill in a ceremony on Oct. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m, the group announced this week.
The temple is located at 194 Grove Street.
According to a press release from the group, Bolton, who was ambassador to the United Nations from August 2005 to December 2006 in the administration of President George W. Bush, will also deliver the keynote address at the event. He will discuss "The Campaign to Delegitimize Israel."
Prior to the award ceremony there will be a brunch to thank outgoing Israeli Consul to New England, Shai Bazak, from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. And there will be a special guest appearance by Olympic Gold Medalist Aly Raisman, the group said.
CJUI pointed out that Bolton, who is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, was assistant secretary of state for international organizations in 1991, when he refused to accept State Department assertions of insufficient votes to overturn Resolution 3378, equating zionism with racism. Instead, he successfully worked to repeal the 1975 UN resolution which he viewed as “…an insult to the intelligence of the civilized world".
According to the group, Bazak has served in both the public and private sectors in Israel. He was media director and spokesperson for Benjamin Netanyahu during his first term as prime minister. Bazak is completing his tenure as Israeli consul in Boston.
According to the group's press release, Christians and Jews United for Israel was formed in 2006 by a multi-denominational constituency of Jews and Christians who came together to defend Israel’s right to exist by countering the lies and disinformation about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict disseminated by mainstream media and groups hostile to Israel.
The group's website is at www.cjui.org.