'Natan felt strongly that the most positive impact he could have as the Genesis Prize Laureate is to donate his $1 million prize to organizations combating coronavirus.'
“He adored Israel and had a special connection with Jerusalem ever since he visited to make the film, ‘Cast a Giant Shadow,’ in 1965,” Douglas said.
The $1 million prize, named the “Jewish Nobel” by Time Magazine, is being awarded to Natan Sharansky for his advocacy of human rights, democracy, and efforts to unify the Jewish people.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft explains why being awarded the Genesis Prize has helped him focus his priorities.
As 2018 grantees advance women’s empowerment, The Genesis Prize Foundation aims to make an impact with a 2019 agenda centered on combating antisemitism.
“We are pleased to be the first foundation to announce support of Beresheet 2 and invite you to join us in supporting this important project,” said Stan Polovets.
The foundation said the actress waived her right to the money back in December and showed ‘disrespect’ to Israelis.
The Foundation will not confirm future of $2 million prize or ties with actress.
"I am not part of the BDS movement and do not endorse it," Portman said.
Winners of the Genesis Prize get to award one million dollars to organizations of their choice.