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26 Israeli, international non-profits to receive Genesis Prize to 'Speak Out for Israel'

26 Israeli, international non-profits to receive Genesis Prize to 'Speak Out for Israel'

Grants to fund diverse network of pro-Israel organizations highlighting 'democracy, tolerance, science, technology, culture'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/06/2020 17:00
The Genesis Prize cuts ties with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office

The Genesis Prize cuts ties with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office

Prime Minister's Office ends partnership with Genesis Prize, nicknamed the "Jewish Nobel', over concerns alliance made award seem political.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 28/01/2020 09:09
Genesis Prize to be awarded to Natan Sharansky

Genesis Prize to be awarded to Natan Sharansky

Sharansky chosen due to his lifelong struggle for human rights, political freedom and his service to the Jewish people and Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2019 06:15
Genesis Prize launches 'Speak Out For Israel' campaign

Genesis Prize launches 'Speak Out For Israel' campaign

Genesis Prize Foundation to offer $1 million in grants to groups fighting anti-Semitism and working to tell the true story of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2019 06:00
Netanyahu to Genesis Award winner: You stood up for the truth

Netanyahu to Genesis Award winner: You stood up for the truth

Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife Sara attend the Genesis Prize award ceremony at the Jerusalem Theater.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/06/2019 23:46
Robert Kraft to establish foundation to fight anti-Semitism

Robert Kraft to establish foundation to fight anti-Semitism

2019 Genesis Prize winner and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announces foundation to combat anti-Semitism and BDS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/06/2019 22:54
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wins 'Jewish Nobel'

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wins 'Jewish Nobel'

Philanthropist Robert Kraft, 77, is the winner of the $1 million Genesis Prize, the so-called Jewish Nobel.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 09/01/2019 15:57
Why does the Genesis Prize exist in the first place?

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, 26/04/2018 20:15
Why choose Natalie Portman in the first place?

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, 24/04/2018 19:45
Likud responds to Natalie Portman's decision

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, 21/04/2018 21:06
Natalie Portman refuses to visit Israel

Natalie Portman refuses to visit Israel

Genesis Prize cancels ceremony after 2018 winner Natalie Portman said she won’t visit Israel.JTA, 20/04/2018 09:16
Natalie Portman’s Genesis Prize money is doubled to $2 million

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, 19/12/2017 18:41
Ruth Bader Ginsburg wins Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award

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, 15/11/2017 16:58
Artist Anish Kapoor wins ‘Jewish Nobel’

Artist Anish Kapoor wins ‘Jewish Nobel’

Influential and innovative artist Anish Kapoor named the winner of the 2017 Genesis Prize.JTA, 07/02/2017 03:01
'You're the fiddler of the world'

'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, 24/06/2016 03:15
Helen Mirren to host 2016 Genesis Prize ceremony

Helen Mirren to host 2016 Genesis Prize ceremony

Academy Award-winning actress to host 2016 Genesis Prize award ceremony in Jerusalem.JTA, 07/04/2016 01:59
Netanyahu: Jewish People No Longer Bow their Heads

Netanyahu: 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, 19/06/2015 02:12
WJC President Greets Michael Douglas in Jerusalem

WJC President Greets Michael Douglas in Jerusalem

Ronald Lauder praises Douglas for fight against anti-Semitism, BDS, as Hollywood star is in Jerusalem to receive the Genesis Prize.Ari Yashar, 16/06/2015 18:43
Michael Douglas Here For Million Dollar Prize

Michael Douglas Here For 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, 14/06/2015 18:37
Michael Douglas Selected as Genesis Prize Winner

Michael Douglas Selected as 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, 15/01/2015 14:59
Bloomberg Says Israel About 'Freedom of Religion'

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, 23/05/2014 08:51
Bloomberg in Jerusalem Wins First Genesis Prize

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, 22/05/2014 22:57
Jay Leno Coming to Israel To Host Award Ceremony

Jay Leno Coming to Israel To Host Award Ceremony

Iconic comic will emcee first Genesis Prize ceremony; Netanyahu will give former NY mayor $1 million for 'Jewish values.'Ari Yashar, 01/05/2014 15:46
Author Eli Wiesel Joints 'Genesis Prize' Committee

Author Eli Wiesel Joints 'Genesis 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, 24/03/2013 11:06