Ben-Gurion University Academic Secretary
Prof. Ariel Feldestein will receive the Prime Minister’s Prize and the
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature for 2013 for perpetuating
the memory and legacy of late prime minister David Ben-Gurion through impressive
research on his work and philosophy.
Feldestein, a historian specializing in the
study of Zionist ideology, also received the prize in 2007 for his research on
the relationship between Israel and US Jewry under Ben-Gurion.
receive the prize during an official ceremony commemorating Israel’s late
presidents and prime ministers next month at the President’s Residence, in the
presence of the President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.