Continuing Menachem Begin’s legacy

This year’s Begin Prize will be awarded to NGO Monitor, "a leading organization defending the State of Israel and the Jewish people".

By SARAH CHIN
November 28, 2013 10:33
NGO Monitor founder Gerald Steinberg (second right) with staff and representatives from S. Africa.

NGO Monitor staff 521. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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The legacy of Menachem Begin is a lasting one; having fought for Israel’s independence as leader of the Irgun, remaining in the opposition for a record eight election cycles, finally becoming Israel’s sixth prime minister, and making peace with Egypt, Begin’s shoes are not easy to fill. Menachem Begin received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1978 (along with Anwar Sadat, then President of Egypt); Begin decided to put the hefty award money from this prize into a trust and every year this trust grants 10 scholarships to students in the Perach project, which pairs needy children with university students who act as their mentors. It is in this spirit that the Menachem Begin Heritage Center created the Begin Prize, being awarded next week to NGO Monitor.

The Begin Prize is an annual award given since 1999 to a person or organized body who has accomplished an “extraordinary act(s) for the benefit of the State of Israel and/or the Jewish People.”

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