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        11/27/2011, Kislev 1, 5772

      PM to Present Awards for Initiative and Innovation


      Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to award the Prime Ministers Prizes for Initiatives and Innovations, Sunday evening at the Hebrew University's Mount Scopus campus in Jerusalem. The prize in the not for profit category will be awarded to ALS patient Avichai Kramer for his efforts in founding the Prize4Life association, which developed a financing strategy that combines incentives for medical research into diseases for which conventional methods are less applicable. The Honrable Mention in the category will be awarded to Lubimer (Lubi) Tsuma Katx for her efforts in founding the Friends by Nature non-profit association, which is involved in community empowerment among Ethiopian immigrants and veteran Israelis.

      The prize in the profit category will be awarded to Inas Said and Jimmy Levy for their efforts in founding Nazareth-based Galil Software, a pioneer Arab sector high-tech company, for changing the employment map for engineers and tech professionals in the Arab sector and for thus providing an example for young Arabs who aspire to careers in engineering and high-tech and becoming entrepreneurs themselves.The Honrable Mention in the category will be awarded to Avi Buzaglo-Yoresh hor his efforts in founding Geomine, Ltd., a company dedicated to the location and discovery of landmines.