The irony here, of course, is that Prof. Davis is the mirror image of liberal Zionists, who also all too often feel the need to rationalize the crimes of the regime with which they are ideologically aligned.
Most liberal Zionists oppose discrimination wherever they see it (good), except within Israel (hypocritical.)
Davis says she’s been fighting for political prisoners around the world all her life (good), except in the Stalinist regimes she happily celebrated (just as hypocritical.)
So Davis unintentionally exposes liberal Zionists’ hypocrisy. No wonder they hate her.
Having said that, she should get the award, but she also should denounce Stalinism a LOT more forcefully than she has (at least to my knowledge; send links if you know of other evidence.)