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04 May, 2020, 04:00 BST Sharansky donates his $1 million Genesis Prize to alleviate coronavirus suffering, protect against future pandemics

The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) announced today the names of the 15 recipients of this year's Genesis Prize grants. The majority of the funding...


10 Dec, 2019, 04:15 GMT Legendary Advocate for Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights Natan Sharansky Awarded 2020 Genesis Prize

Today The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) announced Natan Sharansky, the legendary advocate for freedom, democracy and human rights, as the 2020...


09 Jan, 2019, 08:00 GMT Robert Kraft, New England Patriots Owner, Announced As The 2019 Genesis Prize Laureate

Today, The Genesis Prize Foundation announced prominent American philanthropist and owner of the New England Patriots football team, Robert Kraft, as ...


09 Jul, 2018, 18:32 BST Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's visit inspires Israel to intensify work on closing the gender gap

Leaders of Israeli women's rights organizations, members of Israel's Supreme Court and other prominent officials have vowed to intensify efforts to...


20 Dec, 2017, 18:28 GMT Prominent Israeli philanthropist Morris Kahn contributes $1 million to the Genesis Prize-Natalie Portman initiative to empower women

The Genesis Prize Foundation announced today that Israeli philanthropist and humanitarian Morris Kahn has made a $1 million gift to the Genesis Prize ...


07 Nov, 2017, 12:00 GMT Academy Award-Winning Actress Natalie Portman Selected as the 2018 Genesis Prize Laureate

Today, the Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) announced that world-renowned actress, director and social activist Natalie Portman has been selected as...


07 Nov, 2017, 12:00 GMT Academy Award-Winning Actress Natalie Portman Selected as the 2018 Genesis Prize Laureate

Today, the Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) announced that world-renowned actress, director and social activist Natalie Portman has been selected as...


06 Apr, 2016, 12:00 BST Dame Helen Mirren To Host 2016 Genesis Prize Award Ceremony In Jerusalem

The Genesis Prize Foundation announced today that the award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren will emcee the 2016 Genesis Prize award ceremony, which ...


14 Dec, 2015, 11:00 GMT "Fiddler To The World" Itzhak Perlman Awarded 2016 Genesis Prize

The Genesis Prize Foundation today announced that world renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman has been selected as the 2016 Genesis Prize Laureate. The...


31 Aug, 2015, 11:00 BST Genesis Prize Foundation And Jewish Funders Network Launch Matching Grants Initiative In Honor Of Michael Douglas

The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) and the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) today launched a new matching grant initiative, Avenues to Jewish Engagement...


09 Mar, 2015, 11:52 GMT Jay Leno Returns to Israel to Host the 2015 Genesis Prize Ceremony

The Genesis Prize Foundation announced today that Jay Leno will return to Israel and serve as Master of Ceremonies for the second annual Genesis...


25 Mar, 2013, 11:01 GMT Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Appointed to Genesis Prize Committee

The Genesis Prize Foundation announced today that Elie Wiesel, the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and human rights activist, joins distinguished...