A VOIGHT MOMENT
He stood before a thousand guests in midtown Manhattan and called for America to both elect a Republican and support Israel: that would be Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, one of Hollywood’s rare, unapologetic conservatives. Mr. Voight attended the Zionist Organization of America’s “Superstar Gala” on a recent Sunday night where he also received the “Adelson Defender of Israel Award” from Miriam and Sheldon Adelson, the goodnatured mega-philanthropists and Republican donors who have considerable appeal to all GOP presidential hopefuls.
Mr. Voight was introduced to the cheering crowd by former Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican. Also present: Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer; media maven Mort Zuckerman; Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz; and Morton A. Klein, president of the host organization.