NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 4:00 AM
A gala dinner honoring Jon Voight has ramped up security after the Paris terror attacks — and organizers even considered canceling the swanky event.
The Zionist Organization of America fielded calls from guests invited to Sunday’s Brandeis Awards who were scared that the party at the Grand Hyatt in Midtown could become a target.
But organizers tell [email protected] that after being in “constant contact with the NYPD,” they have decided to go ahead as planned.
“After internal discussions about whether or not to cancel the Brandeis Award dinner, we decided it was best to move forward as planned,” Zionist Organization of America president Mort Klein told us.
“This dinner is a time for friends and family to gather and celebrate another year of continued support for Israel,” he added. “We are confident that the dinner will go off without a hitch.”
The “Midnight Cowboy” Oscar-winner (inset) — who’s the father of Angelina Jolie — is to be honored in front of around 1,000 guests for his “work and unwavering support of Israel.” Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, and celebrated attorney Alan Dershowitz will also receive awards.