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"I am greatly honored to take part in this great endeavor of the Genesis Prize, an institution which tells the unique Jewish story," Herzog said.
“I am a judge, born, raised and proud of being a Jew,” said Ginsburg.
The Israeli-born actress doesn’t support BDS, isn’t an antisemite, might still donate the money and isn’t the first to skip the award ceremony.
‘Good artists were always critical’
By BARRY DAVIS
The Foundation will not confirm future of $2 million prize or ties with actress.
By AMY SPIRO
Likud MK Oren Hazan went a step further and called to revoke Portman's citizenship.
Genesis Prize and other awards set social action agenda.
By MAAYAN HOFFMAN
The $100,000 gift will be matched dollar for dollar by HIAS for donations made during Passover.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
“It is a privilege to join forces with Morris Kahn, who is widely admired for his thoughtful and innovative philanthropy.”
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
The Genesis Prize strengthens the bond between Israel and the Diaspora, says Deputy CEO Sana Britavsky
By STEVE LINDE
“This prize is an action-oriented award; it allows the laureate to make a difference. The Foundation gives the laureate an opportunity to ‘re-gift’ the funds to a worthy cause."
The foundation said the actress waived her right to the money back in December and showed ‘disrespect’ to Israelis.
The actress did not specify which events caused her distress.
By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
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