Israel prize recipients gear up for award ceremony

May 8, 2011 17:36


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Ten Israelis will be appointed Israel Prize recipients on Thursday, in the annual ceremony held in Jerusalem.

This year’s recipients include longtime Maccabi Tel Aviv chairman Shimon Mizrachi (sports), Hebrew University Professor Ruth Gavison (Law), Bar-Ilan University Professor Pnina Klein (Education), composer Noam Sheriff (Music), Tel Aviv University Professor Michael Schwartz (Israel Studies), sculptor and painter Yaakov Dorchin (Art), Tel-Aviv University Professor Yosef Shilo (Life Studies), Aeronautics industry leader David Hariri (Engineering), and lifetime achievement awards for Hulda Gurvitaz and Eli Elaluf.

The awarding of the Israel Prize is the country’s greatest national honor and is traditionally held each year on Independence Day in Jerusalem. In addition to prestige, the winners receive a cash prize of more than NIS 75,000.

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