Why does the Genesis Prize exist in the first place?

Why does the State of Israel feel the need to present an award to people whose sole accomplishments are personal and career success? Tzvi Lev, 4/26/2018, 8:15 PM

Why choose Natalie Portman in the first place?

According to Portman and her new-found friends, Jerusalem isn’t part of a Jewish homeland and never was. So let the Arabs give her an award - and they probably will.Rabbi Dr. David Nesenoff, 4/24/2018, 7:45 PM

Likud responds to Natalie Portman's decision

Likud calls Natalie Portman a 'hypocrite,' Genesis Prize says it will distribute prize money to organizations not of Portman's choosing.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2018, 9:06 PM

Natalie Portman refuses to visit Israel

Genesis Prize cancels ceremony after 2018 winner Natalie Portman said she won’t visit Israel.JTA, 4/20/2018, 9:16 AM

Natalie Portman’s Genesis Prize money is doubled to $2 million

Israeli philanthropist Morris Kahn makes $1 million gift to the Genesis Prize Foundation in honor of 2018 laureate Natalie Portman.JTA, 12/19/2017, 6:41 PM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg wins Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award

US Supreme Court justice receives first ever lifetime achievement award from foundation behind 'Jewish Nobel.'Gary Willig, 11/15/2017, 4:58 PM

Artist Anish Kapoor wins ‘Jewish Nobel’

Influential and innovative artist Anish Kapoor named the winner of the 2017 Genesis Prize.JTA, 2/7/2017, 3:01 AM

Netanyahu to Itzhak Perlman: You're the 'fiddler of the world'

PM Netanyahu hosts 2016 Genesis Prize laureate violinist Itzhak Perlman, praises his work on behalf of special needs children.Ido Ben Porat, 6/24/2016, 3:15 AM

Helen Mirren to host 2016 Genesis Prize ceremony in Jerusalem

Academy Award-winning actress to host 2016 Genesis Prize award ceremony in Jerusalem.JTA, 4/7/2016, 1:59 AM

Netanyahu: The Jewish People No Longer Bow their Heads

PM Netanyahu presents actor Michael Douglas with the Genesis Prize, lauds Israel as a beacon of freedom surrounded by darkness.Ben Ariel, 6/19/2015, 2:12 AM

Michael Douglas Lauded by WJC Head for Fighting Anti-Semitism

Ronald Lauder praises Douglas for fight against anti-Semitism, BDS, as Hollywood star is in Jerusalem to receive the Genesis Prize.Ari Yashar, 6/16/2015, 6:43 PM

Michael Douglas in Israel to Receive Million Dollar Prize

Actor Michael Douglas, winner of this year's million dollar Genesis Prize, has arrived in Israel to receive his award.Moshe Cohen, 6/14/2015, 6:37 PM

Michael Douglas Selected as 2015 Genesis Prize Winner

Actor and peace activist, Michael Douglas, will be awarded the Genesis Prize for his 'professional achievements and passion for Judaism.'Cynthia Blank, 1/15/2015, 2:59 PM

Michael Bloomberg Says Israel About 'Freedom of Religion'

Former NYC mayor speaks to the press about Jewish identity, universalism - and everything in between.Yoni Kempinski and Tova Dvorin, 5/23/2014, 8:51 AM

Bloomberg in Jerusalem Wins First Genesis Prize

Former NY mayor donates $1 million to challenge for new ideas, visits City of David. Netanyahu: 'we cherish tradition, seize future.'Ari Yashar, 5/22/2014, 10:57 PM

Jay Leno Coming to Israel To Host 'Genesis' Award Ceremony

Iconic comic will emcee first Genesis Prize ceremony; Netanyahu will give former NY mayor $1 million for 'Jewish values.'Ari Yashar, 5/1/2014, 3:46 PM

Author Eli Wiesel Joints First ‘Jewish Nobel’ Prize Committee

Author Eli Wiesel has joined a committee of worldwide VIPs appointed to award the first “Jewish Nobel Prize,” the $1 million Genesis Prize. Chana Ya'ar, 3/24/2013, 11:06 AM