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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft pleaded not guilty on Monday to two charges of soliciting prostitution, according to court records.
2017 winner of Genesis Prize refused to attend award ceremony while Syrian civil war raged; 2018 winner Natalie Portman refused to attend because she would have to accept the award from Netanyahu.
"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.
"She betters the lives of those who suffer injustice in society... She gives voice to those who would otherwise remain voiceless and gives them hope that one day the law will change."
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
“Over 70 years of its existence as an independent country, Israel has achieved enormous progress in the field of women’s rights and ensuring equal opportunity for its women.”
By MAAYAN HOFFMAN
Her representative worried it would not be "appropriate to hold the ceremony given the government actions and the recent escalation."
By AMY SPIRO
Peace Now starts pro-Portman campaign, using the slogan 'I’m with her'
By GIL HOFFMAN
‘Good artists were always critical’
By BARRY DAVIS
The Foundation will not confirm future of $2 million prize or ties with actress.
Likud MK Oren Hazan went a step further and called to revoke Portman's citizenship.
Genesis Prize and other awards set social action agenda.
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
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