Cheers For OTP Partner Lisa Daftari On Winning Simon Wiesenthal Valor Award

  • The Simon Wiesenthal Center honored Foreign Desk editor-in-chief Lisa Daftari with the Medal of Valor for defending human rights and for her work in highlighting the ongoing courageous protests by Iranians against the Islamic Republic following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini at the hands of the Islamic morality police last year.
  • Rabbi Marvin Hier, the founder and dean of the SWC, presided over the National Tribute Dinner and presented her with the award after showing a video narrated by Daftari on the current revolution in Iran, led by Iran’s women.
  • “This medal is for you. This honor is for you,” Daftari said in her post on social media, speaking directly to the women of Iran. “I’m blessed to use my voice to defend the most deserving freedom fighters. What a night. My heart is so full. Hopefully the next celebration will be celebrating your victories and complete freedom.”