Stuart, who has led CFI for 25 years, was awarded the CBE for political services to Conservative Friends of Israel.
The award was presented by His Royal Highness Prince Charles in a formal ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Following the announcement of his award in the New Year’s Honours List, Stuart paid tribute to the support of his family and said he was “thrilled”. He said: “On receiving the news, I thought about the many people in the political and communal world that helped me over the years. But specifically, three giants in UK-Israel relations who taught me so much and are no longer with us. To my friends and mentors, Cyril Stein, Leonard Steinberg and David Lewis”.
Stuart added: “This honour recognises the work of CFI and it has been a privilege working with terrific Board Members and in particular a small but dedicated professional team led by my Deputy Nathalie Tamam”.