Israellycool Wins 2014 Hasby Award For Best Pro-Israel Blog

Israellycool is the winner of this year’s Best Pro-Israel Blog category in the Hasby Awards.


The Hasby Awards is the brainchild of fellow blogger (and former Israellycool contributor) Elder of Ziyon. It is essentially his opinion, and not the result of popular vote.

But given he is a very talented blogger (he was runner up in the inaugural and only Pro Israel Blog-Off in 2011 after all), a super mensch in real life, and I respect his opinion, I’ll gladly accept this award.

Thank you Elder for the award and for the sterling work you do for Israel and the Jewish people.

I’d like to thank the amazing Israellycool team: Brian of London, Judge Dan, Jono, Zionist Shark, Real JStreets, Varda, Deebo, Ryan and Orim. 

Our amazing readers. Without you, we are nothing.

The other nominees. All awesome, all the time.

ScarJo, thanks for the support. 

The Queen of England, thanks for nothing.

And last, but not least, my amazing wife Erika (who incidentally has been told looks like ScarJo) and gorgeous children. Love ya!

About Aussie Dave

An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor of Israellycool, one of the world's most popular pro-Israel blogs (and the one you are currently reading) He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and girlie drinks

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  • Jim_from_Iowa

    Congrats, Dave. While we’re all in the giving mood, I’ve decided to give myself the Best Commenter Award in the category of American Goyim over 60 Participating on Pro-Israel Blog. I feel like a winner. Life is good, and thanks to all the little people in this Comment Section who made this award possible.

    • Aussie Dave

      That is probably comment of the day. And it is only 11AM here.

      • cba

        LOL at the pair of you!

        Dave, this is very well-deserved! Mazal tov to you and the entire team.

        P.S. Loved your acceptance speech!!

  • cba

    In other Really Good News this morning, Scarlett Johansson cuts ties with Oxfam:

    Her statement, as always, was very classy:

    “Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years,” her statement said. “She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. She is very proud of her accomplishments and fundraising efforts during her tenure with Oxfam.”

    • Aussie Dave

      Why u linking to Algemeiner when we posted on this?

      • cba

        I was just coming back to metaphorically smack myself on the forehead!

        For some reason when I went to Israellycool 10 minutes (or so) ago, my browser hadn’t refreshed properly and I didn’t see your post.

        I should have known you would be way ahead of me!

        • Aussie Dave


  • tom

    Mazal tov.

    And continue to good work, love reading your blog, even if I don’t agree with everything.

    A few points:
    1. What’s with the electric-car posts from Brian?
    2. I hope you wife’s doing good, we are praying for her everyday.
    3. I really think Jim should get also an award, except the one he mentioned (LOL!!!), for the most blurred comments (aka hard to understand cynical/ironic style)
    4. And as an Aussie, you have to thank the Queen for still keeping you as one of their conquered countries, just like Canada ;-) (“The Queen of Australia” she is)

    Again, keep up the good work!

  • asb

    Mazel tov!

  • brett

    YOu deserve it! MAzel Tov!!!

  • deedee

    Mazel tov, Dave and all Israelycool contributors! This blog and the Elder’s are my two daily must-reads. Thanks for all you do!

  • Gaia

    Congratulations dear Dave!

  • Dafna Yee

    Mazel tov, Dave and all your contributors!!! Your blog is definitely the blog I make sure I read every day. Keep up the good work. I hope your wife is feeling better. Best wishes.

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