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 Israel Prize -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Israel Prize is the most prestigious award handed out by the (Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine) State of Israel.
The recipients of the prize are Israeli citizens (or sometimes organizations) who have displayed particular excellence in their field, or who have contributed strongly to (additional info and facts about Israeli culture) Israeli culture.
Though the prize is only awarded to Israeli citizens, (additional info and facts about Zubin Mehta) Zubin Mehta was presented with a special award during the 1991 prize presentation ceremony.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/i/is/israel_prize.htm   (386 words)

 Past 2005 Laureates - Dan David Prize, TAU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Israel Finkelstein is the holder of the Jacob M. Alkow Chair in the Archaeology of Israel in the Bronze and Iron Ages at Tel Aviv University.
Israel Finkelstein is widely regarded as a leading scholar in the archaeology of the Levant and as a foremost applicant of archaeological knowledge to reconstructing biblical Israelite history.
Israel Finkelstein has attempted to combine archaeology and philology, to show how archaeological evidence can lead to new textual interpretations and how texts can elucidate the meaning of archaeological evidence, all focused within one region where both bodies of evidence still survive.
www.dandavidprize.com /laureates/past2005.html   (1042 words)

 Pasko - 2004, May 11
After recently awarding the prestigious 2004 Israel Prize to the Judeo-pathic Israeli artist Yigal Tumarkin; now the Israeli "guardians of culture" have decided to honor Israeli pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, with the 2004 Wolf Prize, even though he is an admirer of Nazi Germany's favorite musician.
The prize is presented to the recipient before members of the Knesset, the Prime Minister, the President, and members of the Supreme Court of Israel.
The prizes are awarded in the Chagall Hall of the Knesset, with the participation of the Speaker of the Knesset, the Minister of Education, who is the Chairman of the Council of the Wolf Foundation, Trustees, and members of the Council.
www.opinioneditorials.com /guestcontributors/pasko_20040511.html   (1529 words)

 TAU News - Three Tau Professors win 1999 Israel Prize
The son of a Brazilian circus magician, David Perlov was recognized by the Israel Prize judges as one of the founding fathers of Israeli cinema, the architect of its language, the first to win international recognition for it, and above all, the teacher of a whole generation.
Hailed as the "mother of nursing in Israel," Professor Emeritus Rebecca Bergman of TAU's School of Health Professions, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, was awarded the Israel Prize for 1999 in recognition of her role in revolutionizing nursing education in Israel.
She and her colleagues feel that the Prize radiates beyond individual recognition and enhances the stature of the nursing profession as a whole.
www.tau.ac.il /taunews/99spring/prize.html   (1643 words)

 The EMET Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The working methods of the Prize Committee, Judging Committees, means of soliciting nominations, requirements, examination of nominations, presenting recommendations and choosing the winners, are all laid out in the set of rules established by the Prime Ministers Office and the AMN Foundation, and approved by the Prize Committee.
Ruth Gavison for being one of Israels pre-eminent thinkers in the field of public law in Israel and in legal philosophy, for her academic and public activities in promoting democracy, championing human rights and for her great contribution to the prestige of the Rule of Law in Israel.
Today, she is a member of the International Commission of Jurists, Israel Association for Parliamentarism, Mishkanot Shaananims Academic Committee and the presidium of the Yahad Council and the Committee on the Appointment of the Attorney General.
www.pmo.gov.il /PMOEng/PM+Office/Projects/emet.htm   (1592 words)

 IVS Rafael Research Excellence Prize
IVS Rafael Research Excellence Prize, established in 2002, recognizes scientists who conduct outstanding internationally acclaimed research in the fields that are fostered and encouraged by the IVS, as evidenced in symposia and other activities sponsored by the society.
The prize shall be awarded to scientists who, while working in their fields, have also contributed substantially to disseminating their knowledge and inspiring new technological applications.
A statement describing the work for which the prize is proposed and indicating the role of the work in solving particular scientific problems and significance of the problems.
www.science.co.il /ivs/Research-Excellence-Prize.asp   (455 words)

 An Israel Prize for Wagner? - Jewish Media Resources
The purpose of the Israel Prizes awarded annually by the Ministry of Education is presumably to provide models worthy of emulation in different areas of human endeavor.
Four years later, the Supreme Court ordered the Israel Prize Committee to reconsider its nomination of journalist Shmuel Schnitzer for a lifetime achievement award in journalism, in light of the fact that the Press Council had censured an op-ed written in 1993 entitled "Importing Death," for angering some members of the Ethiopian community.
Though the Israel Prize committee cited Shulamit Aloni for her efforts to foster good relations between the different "nations" in Israel, her solicitude for good relations has never encompassed her fellow Jews.
www.jewishmediaresources.com /article/676   (952 words)

 Professor Avram Hershko, Professor Aaron Ciechanover
The Nobel Prize Award Ceremony is on Friday, December 10th, in Stockholm Concert Hall at 16:00 followed by the Nobel Banquet in Stockholm City Hall at 19:00.
Both Israel's Nobel winers work at the Bruce Rappaport Institute and Faculty of Medicine at the Israel Technion in Haifa and previously received the coveted Lasker Award for Basic Medical Sciences for their discovery in 2002, so that they were surprised to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the same research.
Both are recipients of the Israel prize: Hershko in 1994 (Biochemistry and Medicine) and Ciechanover in 2003.
www.jafi.org.il /education/actual/nobel.html   (606 words)

 Zionist Organization of America - September 5, 2003 - ZOA's Kfar Silver School In Israel Awarded "Prize For Excellence"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Prize will formally be bestowed at the Residence of the President of Israel, His Excellency Moshe Katsav.
The school was recently selected by the Jewish National Fund as one of only four schools in Israel to run a pilot Zionism-enriched curriculum that may become the model for all Israeli schools in the future.
Israel's Ministry of Agriculture has partnered with the school to have the students grow new crops that might be suitable for Israel's arid climate.
www.zoa.org /pressrel2003/20030905a.htm   (567 words)

 *Israel Prize Winners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Israel Prize is the most highly regarded award in Israel.
Recipients of the Israel Prize can be individuals or groups that have demonstrated excellence or broken new ground in a certain field.
The prize is presented to the recepient before the Knesset, Prime Minister, President, and Supreme Court of Israel.
www.lizardicollections.com /shopsite_sc/store/html/prize.html   (112 words)

 Gems in Israel: Second Prize - What Israel Means to Me
Israel does not mean just the flower plantings or the wild flowers seen in the spring to me. Of course, it means much more.
Israel is my home and when someone e-mails me and asks me either, “Why do you live there?” or “Why did you return there (after a vacation)?” I am dumbfounded and a bit overwhelmed by the question.
Perhaps it is this struggle that captures what Israel means to me. Again the struggle between caring and “giving up” and perhaps the struggle the struggle that all of our ancestors and forebears have suffered, that is the struggle to survive and at times not knowing how to survive.
www.gemsinisrael.com /e_article000079517.htm   (974 words)

 GILA ALMAGOR ISRAEL PRIZE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gila Alamagor, Grande Dame of stage and screen and Board member of AICE, is the recipient of the 2004 prestigious Israel Prize for her contribution to Israeli film.
Following a two year period of studying ballet, acting and music in New York in her early twenties, Gila has dedicated her life to the screen, stage and television in Israel, winning numerous awards and performed all the major female roles of the theatrical canon.
Almost pre-empting the decision to award her the prize for her tireless work in Israeli film, Gila, at the last AICE Board meeting held at the Australian Embassy in Tel Aviv, vocally supported the importance of making The Best of Docaviv an annual event in Australia.
www.jewishaustralia.com /gilaalmagor-israelprize.htm   (253 words)

 American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Israelis have won the Nobel prize in literature in 1966, in peace in 1978 and 1994, and in economics in 2002.
Prof Hershko was born in Karcag, Hungary, in 1937 and immigrated to Israel in 1950.
He received many prestigious awards and prizes: The Weizmann Prize for Sciences, The Israel Prize in Biochemistry, The Gairdner Foundation International Award, The General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Award, and Austria Ilse and Helmut Wachter Prize.
www.ats.org /newsletters.php?id=67   (763 words)

 The James Shasha Institute of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Zionism's main goal was to resettle Jews in the Land of Israel and to achieve a normal national existence, an endeavor that culminated successfully in 1948.
Traditional Jewish attachment to the Land of Israel was based on the Halachah (Jewish religious law), and on eschatological and non-political hopes of a return to the Promised Land expressed in the liturgy.
Once the State of Israel was established, the model of the Hasmonean conquest, the Canaanite conquest and later also David and Solomon's conquests replaced the Restoration model.
shasha.huji.ac.il /Japhet.htm   (427 words)

 Gems in Israel: First Prize - What Israel Means to Me
Israel means so much to me that I would be another person without it.
I want to go to Israel because it is physically and emotionally important to me. I have friends there, my history there, and most of all, my soul is there.
Gems in Israel may only be redistributed in its unedited form.
www.gemsinisrael.com /e_article000079514.htm   (436 words)

 Social Justice: israelinsider: diplomacy: Visiting Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner compares Israel to Nazi Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Corrigan came to Israel to support Vanunu and to advance worldwide efforts to free him from the restrictions after his imprisonment.
Maguire, awarded the 1976 prize for her Northern Ireland peace campaign, was at the prison gates to welcome Vanunu when he was released in April after serving an 18-year sentence for disclosing Israel's nuclear secrets.
Israel follows a policy of nuclear ambiguity, neither confirming nor denying it has nuclear arms.
theprogressivemind.info /justice/2004/12/israelinsider-diplomacy-visiting-irish.html   (1086 words)

 INFORMS Frederick W. Lanchester Prize
Prizes for the years 1954-1960 were co-sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University.
The Lanchester prize is awarded for the best contribution to operations research and the management sciences published in English.
For details on the winner(s) of the Frederick W. Lanchester Prize in a particular year follow the link for that year.
www.informs.org /Prizes/LanchesterPrize.html   (1315 words)

 Nobel for Technion profs bring boost to Israeli biotech : North Pacific : American Society for Technion-Israel ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
New York — As Israel captured its first Nobel Prize in science, Jews worldwide kvelled over the recognition of excellence in a discipline that has long been a hallmark of the Jewish state.
The Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded Wednesday, Oct. 6, to two Israelis, Avram Hershko and Aaron Ciechanover of the Technion in Haifa, and an American, Irwin Rose of the University of California at Irvine, for a discovery that advances the fight against cancer.
At a news conference in Israel, Ciechanover, 57, accepted the prize in a uniquely Israeli tone: “The human brain is the only natural resource that Israel possesses.
www.ats.org /northpacific/localstories.php?id=106   (745 words)

 The Romanian Jewish Community
Two of the three persons to receive the Israel Prize for lifetime achievements this year were born in Romania.
The other Romanian-born Israel Prize winner this year is Moshe Schnitzer, founder of the Israeli diamond industry, honorary president of the Israeli Diamond Exchange, which he effectively managed for three decades.
At the beginning of the biannual general assembly of the Unitary Organization of the Romanian-born Jews (AMIR), held on Monday, March 8, 2004, gen. (res.) Moshe Nativ (the president of the organization) proposed that a moment of silence be kept in the memory of Academy member Nicolae Cajal.
www.romanianjewish.org /en/index_isro_arhiva_30.html   (1124 words)

 ISRAEL: Peace prize winner condemns Palestinian persecution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The outspoken award winner used the glittering occasion to launch an attack on Israel's policies which have caused misery for millions of Palestinians.
Moskovitz, 75, said that while acts of violence by young Palestinians could not be justified, they were often the result of hopelessness and indignation caused by Israel's war policies.
Espanioly, a native of Nazareth who holds an Israeli passport, was cited for her 25-year fight for the rights of Palestinian women and children living in Israel.
www.greenleft.org.au /back/2003/553/553p20c.htm   (186 words)

 j. - Israel Prize winner accused of homophobia (print view)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Steinberg, the head of the medical ethics department of the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine and a pediatric neurologist at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, was chosen to receive the prize for creative writing on halachic subjects, specifically the six-volume Encyclopedia of Medical Halacha.
The Knesset members from the far-left party and protesters said that in his encyclopedia, Steinberg attacks homosexuality as criminally deviant, categorizes gays along with prostitutes, condemns the use of condoms as encouraging gay behavior and demands that gays undergo compulsory HIV testing.
The ministry responded that it cannot rescind the prize because it is awarded independently by committee members.
www.jewishsf.com /content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/11145/format/print/displaystory.print   (199 words)

 Embedded News - I-Logix Co-Founder Receives Israel Prize for Computer Science
Harel was born in London, England, and immigrated to Israel at the age of seven.
The Israel Prize is the most prestigious award granted by the State of Israel.
Past recipients of the Israel Prize include: Martin Buber (1958), Golda Meir (1975), Abba Eban (2001), and the Jewish National Fund (JNF, 2002).The prize is presented to the recipient before the Knesset, Prime Minister, President, and Supreme Court of Israel.
www.embeddedstar.com /press/content/2004/4/embedded14308.html   (628 words)

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Gavriel Salomon, who guided the transition of the School of Education into the higher ranking of a Faculty in the 1990s and served as its first Dean, received the Israel Prize in Education for 2001.
The Israel Prizes, awarded annually in a nationally televised ceremony on Israel Independence Day, are the country's highest civilian achievement awards.
Married, with two daughters and five grandchildren, the University's newest Israel Prize winner continues to forge ahead with ideas on how education can best face the challenges of the information age and on outlining a research and evaluation agenda in the area of peace education.
research.haifa.ac.il /~focus/2001-spring/f4.htm   (423 words)

 The Abramowitz Israeli Prize for Media Criticism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The aim of the prize is to encourage the Israeli media to open itself to criticism, whether from the journalists themselves or external sources such as intellectuals, academics and public figures.
Esther Hertzog is a social activist involved voluntarily over the years in a consistent campaign to prevent insult and injury to the bodies and honor of women in society generally and in particular, in the media.
Esther Hertzog was born in Italy and immigrated to Israel at the age of one and a half years.
www.imw.org.il /english/article.php?id=69   (997 words)

 An Israel prize for Jew hatred? - Jewish Media Resources
In any event, the Israeli Supreme Court established in 1997 that professional achievement should not be the sole criterion for the Israel Prize, when it required the Israel Prize Committee to reconsider an award for lifetime achievement in journalism to Shmuel Schnitzer.
Thus the Court refused to consider a petition by MK Shaul Yahalom against the award of the Israel Prize to Shulamit Aloni, on the grounds that the Court is not a "prize committee."
Had his primary offenses been against any group other than religious Jews, even the Israel Prize committee would have recognized that he is unworthy of emulation and honor by the State of Israel.
www.jewishmediaresources.com /article/680   (719 words)

 Press Release - University Press of Florida - new paperback release of prize winning book, Israel's Place in the Middle ...
A Jew of Arab descent living in Israel, Rejwan occupies a special position for observing and explaining the diversity that characterizes Israel’s political, historical, and cultural relationship to Arabs, Islam, and the Middle East.
Israel’s Place in the Middle East shows that peaceful and neighborly relations among these groups have nearly always prevailed.
Rejwan is a founding member of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, a member of the editorial board for New Outlook, a senior research fellow at the Shiloah Institute of Middle Eastern and African Studies, and feature editor for Israel Arabic Broadcasts.
www.upf.com /news/rejwan%20prize.html   (589 words)

 Israel Prize for I-Logix cofounder: News from I-Logix Europe
Dr Harel was nominated for his significant contributions in the field of computer science and is the second person in his family to receive the honour.
His father was awarded the Israel Prize in 2002 for his research into general literature.
Dr Harel was born in Leeds, England, and emigrated to Israel at the age of seven.
www.electronicstalk.com /news/ilo/ilo114.html   (441 words)

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