Israel Prize

Iconic Israeli singer and actress Naomi Polani passes away at 96

In 2018, president Reuven Rivlin honored Polani with the President’s Award, which coincided with her 90th birthday and the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state. 

Grapevine April 3, 2024: Israeli dramas

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Grapevine: On parade

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Israel Prize winners announced, among them Netanyahu critic Eyal Waldman

After this year's prize ceremony being roiled in controversy, Education Minister Yoav Kisch announces the full list of winners of Israel's most prestigious prize.


Hebrew U legal expert to receive Israel Prize for work with October 7 victims

Israel's top prize for social advocacy and solidarity awarded to Hebrew U expert who advocated on behalf of October 7 victims and against antisemitism.

Education Minister Kisch backs down, to award Israel Prize this year

"I chose to change the initial decision and award the Israel prizes in the various categories, alongside the prize in the Revival category," the education minister stated on Wednesday. 

High Court tells gov't to provide justifications to cancel Israel Prize

In a recent development in the controversy over this year's Israel Prize cancelation, the High Court issued a conditional order to Education Minister Kisch.

Cancelling Israel Prize categories was a tone-deaf decision

This year is unlike any before; the prizes should reflect that, reasoned Kisch last week. On the surface, this is a legitimate enough reasoning, but it is weak and senseless.

Grapevine, March 6, 2024: Arrivederci Roma

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Eyal Waldman accuses: This billionaire stopped me from winning Israel Prize

Waldman claimed that Fogel exerted heavy pressure on the members of the committee to recommend another candidate "from the right sector."

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