Skip to comments.Bloomberg Is First to Receive a $1 Million Jewish Award
Posted on 10/24/2013 1:33:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will be honored on Monday as the first recipient of a $1 million award that organizers are calling the Jewish Nobel Prize.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel will present the award, named the Genesis Prize, to Mr. Bloomberg at a ceremony in Jerusalem in May. The award, established by a charity founded by Russian Jewish billionaires, aims to honor exceptional people whose values and achievements will inspire the next generations of Jews.
The announcement of the inaugural award will be made at a news conference in New York on Monday. The charity, the Genesis Philanthropy Group, has financed an endowment of $100 million to pay for the prize for years to come.
While New Yorkers are more focused on the race to replace Mr. Bloomberg and have mixed feelings about his legacy, the award is a reminder of his role on the international stage, one that will continue after he leaves office. Since he is hardly in need of the $1 million prize, Mr. Bloomberg plans to donate the money to a philanthropic cause to be named next year....
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The best part is that he not only is the most worthy Jew on the face of the earth, but could really use the money.
(Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
Pfft. His “accomplishments” do nothing to help Jews or anyone else. He’s a kapo and a Quisling.
I am SO embarrassed. The man is anathema.
government controlling people as in what bloomberg was doing is something to be proud of?
no it isn’t .we want the government to leave us alone. that’s why I am Republican
He would fit in very well with the Judenrat in Hitler’s totalitarian machine.
What a sick joke.
Reminds me of this guy.
>>established by a charity founded by Russian Jewish billionaires
Descendants of old school Bolsheviks.
Of all the Jewish people who made amazing contributions to the world the first one goes to Mr. Nanny. Any odds on Rahm Emanuel winning the prize next year?
Next year, George Soros.
I think he is anathhole...
WTF? He would’ve been the first to take Jewish firearms and send them to the camps. Unreal.
The Jewish community in Israel is always looking for donations. I suspect this is where it came from.
Stephen Spielberg got his name carved into stone in front of a University in Israel for a 1M donation.
this is ridiculous
Why would Israel want to associate itself with this intolerable meddler?
God help me to accept what I can’t change (this award) and do the right thing when the Lefties hate Jews and Israel as they have done and will do in the future along with “conservative Christians, right wing extremists, gun owners” etc. etc. etc.
I’d like to see a “Full Metal Jacket” award. It could be a shared award ... “Here you are all equally worthless.” :)
I thought at first it was the Jewish Kapo Prize.
He’d fit right in.
Well, at least he’ll finally be able to afford a large soft drink or two...
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Given the fact that this is the first ever award given by the organization, it's a bit arrogant to call it a Nobel. Not that Nobel hasn't awarded numerous political hacks, but longevity counts for something. Hope he donates it to a worthy cause, tenfold.
I hope he donates his body to science effective immediately.
Cut all foreign aid... Now.
The country of Israel is NOT giving him this award, it’s a private group.
See my #29.
The 9/11 Memorial Mosque...
I can't think of a less deserving jino POS to receive this award. I heard that his main Jewish philanthropy is to Magen Dovid Adom (Israel's Red Cross), and I can't help wondering if his input went into their recent decision to stop providing 911 care in Judea and Samaria.
The Red Cross recently confirmed Arutz Sheva's exposure of the agreement in which Magen David Adom, the official Israeli rescue organization, promised not to be the provider of emergency care for Jewish residents in Judea and Samaria.
In the past, only the official Israeli rescue organization was allowed to provide services for Jews in Judea and Samaria, while the Red Crescent did so for Arabs, but the MDA agreement meant regional councils would be in charge of Jewish rescue efforts. It also agreed to remove the Jewish star symbol from ambulances in Judea and Samaria.
“God help me to accept what I cant change (this award) and do the right thing when the Lefties hate Jews and Israel as they have done and will do in the future along with conservative Christians, right wing extremists, gun owners etc. etc. etc.”
I am not sure what you mean. There are all sorts of Jews who are aiding and abetting Obama. Many hold senior positions in his government. Can you say Jack Lew, Lois Lerner, the last two or three IRS Commissioners, etc. Save one, all the Jews I know love Obama.
Its hard to fathom such a person as Bloomberg getting an award for anything.
Its also easy to overgeneralize about any group of people like Jews, Mormons, Catholics and the list goes on.
I don’t know what the future holds for certain, but I think some tough times are coming, times that demand a willingness to stand with anyone who is prosecuted and persecuted.
A Southern Baptist seminary president recently told a Mormon audience at Brigham Young University that he didn’t believe they would go to heaven together, but he did believe that they would go to jail together.
Jews for Obama for today, but what about tomorrow?????
How about a No Bell Award, because its peace prize and literature prizes don’t go to any dingalings.