Horowitz joins stellar group of judges in Mondo Awards contest

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I have dropped the ball: Our fifth judge in the Mondo Awards contest that begins to unfold in just a few days is our own Adam Horowitz.

I can’t praise Horowitz enough. I first met him 2-1/2 years ago at New York events about the right of return and was impressed by his steadiness, his seriousness, his sincerity and his great sense of humor. At that time Adam was working for the American Friends Service Committee, before that he had done community organizing work in Atlanta and New York and had earned a Master’s in international affairs at NYU. He’d also led many tours to the West Bank and had helped build the new political community that was developing on this issue by working patiently and good-naturedly with the most diverse cast of characters. When I think of people for whom borders do not exist, and for whom prejudice is simply not a factor– Adam Horowitz is my exemplar. In 2008 Adam began working with Mondo and he has made this site what it is today, no longer a personal whittling project, but a go-to site for news and views on the conflict.

Adam joins an illustrious group: Susan Abulhawa, Omar Barghouti, Helena Cobban and Joseph Dana.

So please, get your compositions in now. Review the guidelines and criteria here. The doors are closing, the doors are closing, as they say at certain religious events. Just a few days left to send in your screed/haiku/letter-to-mahatma/love song/yawp as an entry in the Mondo Awards!

8 Responses

  1. Avi
    December 24, 2010, 12:50 am

    Adam Horowitz is truly an exemplar to be admired. Most of all, I value his steadfast maturity.

  2. seafoid
    December 24, 2010, 1:38 am

    I just saw Horowitz in the title so my first thought was David Horowitz.

    • Avi
      December 24, 2010, 2:06 am

      That’s why whenever I mention that David, I make a point of including his first name, or at least his first initial. It’d be an abomination if the fine Adam Horowitz were confused for that bigot D.

    • annie
      December 24, 2010, 11:45 am

      there’s a new horowitz in town. david can move over, he’s dust.

  3. Kathleen
    December 24, 2010, 8:06 am

    Admire Adam’s writings, clarity, commitment.

    When I think over this year and those committed to peace I am overwhelmed. Moved to tears. Dear and beloved friend so committed to peace and justice Art Gish. One of my 29 first cousins Barb Roberts who was so committed to peace and justice. Not only in the Dayton Ohio region but around the world. She worked for American Friends for almost 35 years.
    Tony Judt who put his own career on the line by taking the stands that he took on the middle east.

    What can you say about people like this? They set the peace and justice bar high. I am so thankful for their examples.

    And thank you to both Phillip, Adam and the Nation for creating and supporting this site. You have taken the decades long activism for peace and justice in the middle east up an electronic notch. Sharing the truth

  4. Taxi
    December 24, 2010, 8:18 am

    Adam Horowitz: hides his wings under his shirt.

  5. Chu
    December 24, 2010, 10:01 am

    Adam is el queso grande! Thank you for your all your effort.
    It’s great that you’re both are committed to this
    necessary endeavor, and what a difference it’s making.
    It’s commentary that was long overdue from the
    mainstream bunko, that we all knew was fishy at best.

  6. annie
    December 24, 2010, 1:36 pm

    i am so excited! thank you adam for everything you do. thank you for making mondoweiss and incredible site, thank you for hosting mondo awards as well as being on the panel of judges and thank you for your great posts. and thank you, along w/phil..for just being there.

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