Michael Bloomberg to visit Israel in May

The former New York mayor will be the first recipient of the Genesis Prize.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will visit Israel in May to receive the inaugural Genesis Prize for people whose actions embody the character of the Jewish people through commitment to Jewish values, the Jewish community and/or to the State of Israel. The prize is worth $1 million.

Bloomberg is the first recipient of the Genesis Prize. The prize, awarded by the Genesis Philanthropy Group, "seeks to recognize individuals who have attained excellence and international renown in their chosen professional fields" and "to recognize the laureate’s contribution to the betterment of humankind."

The annual prize will be awarded by the prime minister.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on March 11, 2014

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