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Bloomberg Is First to Receive a $1 Million Jewish Award
The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2013 | Emma G. Fitzsimmons

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....

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel; Politics/Elections; Russia; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; bloomberg; genesisprize; judaism; netanyahu; newyork; newyorkcity; nra; russia; secondamendment; victorymosque; waronterror
The NRA perhaps?
1 posted on 10/24/2013 1:33:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?)


2 posted on 10/24/2013 1:35:12 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pfft. His “accomplishments” do nothing to help Jews or anyone else. He’s a kapo and a Quisling.


3 posted on 10/24/2013 1:36:22 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am SO embarrassed. The man is anathema.


4 posted on 10/24/2013 1:37:44 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Towanda! Charge!!! A Fuwappiduh is called for in 5, 4, 3 ,2.....Dang, that was awesome, Dudes......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


5 posted on 10/24/2013 1:38:09 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Still Thinking

He would fit in very well with the Judenrat in Hitler’s totalitarian machine.


6 posted on 10/24/2013 1:38:37 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a sick joke.


7 posted on 10/24/2013 1:38:55 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: ZULU

Reminds me of this guy.

Chaim Rumkowski
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaim_Rumkowski


8 posted on 10/24/2013 1:41:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>established by a charity founded by Russian Jewish billionaires

Descendants of old school Bolsheviks.


9 posted on 10/24/2013 1:41:35 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Frigging KAPO!


10 posted on 10/24/2013 1:42:46 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


11 posted on 10/24/2013 1:44:27 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Next year, George Soros.


12 posted on 10/24/2013 1:47:00 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: MestaMachine

I think he is anathhole...


13 posted on 10/24/2013 1:55:04 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WTF? He would’ve been the first to take Jewish firearms and send them to the camps. Unreal.


14 posted on 10/24/2013 2:00:50 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


15 posted on 10/24/2013 2:02:30 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

this is ridiculous


16 posted on 10/24/2013 2:03:22 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why would Israel want to associate itself with this intolerable meddler?


17 posted on 10/24/2013 2:08:07 PM PDT by KAESNO2
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To: GeronL

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.


18 posted on 10/24/2013 2:11:29 PM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d like to see a “Full Metal Jacket” award. It could be a shared award ... “Here you are all equally worthless.” :)


19 posted on 10/24/2013 2:15:37 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: WayneS

That too.


20 posted on 10/24/2013 2:16:59 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Towanda! Charge!!! A Fuwappiduh is called for in 5, 4, 3 ,2.....Dang, that was awesome, Dudes......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought at first it was the Jewish Kapo Prize.

He’d fit right in.


21 posted on 10/24/2013 2:25:04 PM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, at least he’ll finally be able to afford a large soft drink or two...


22 posted on 10/24/2013 2:30:03 PM PDT by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So now when we name streets after both Bloomberg and Netanyahu, they'll have to be One Way streets.
23 posted on 10/24/2013 2:30:37 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WTF?????


24 posted on 10/24/2013 3:07:32 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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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.

25 posted on 10/24/2013 5:18:09 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, Michelle on Chicago)
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To: SJackson

I hope he donates his body to science effective immediately.


26 posted on 10/24/2013 5:29:55 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Towanda! Charge!!! A Fuwappiduh is called for in 5, 4, 3 ,2.....Dang, that was awesome, Dudes......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cut all foreign aid... Now.


27 posted on 10/24/2013 6:22:43 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

The country of Israel is NOT giving him this award, it’s a private group.


28 posted on 10/24/2013 6:40:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: KAESNO2

See my #29.


29 posted on 10/24/2013 6:42:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Eleutheria5; forkinsocket; Jewbacca; SJackson; Nachum
"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...."

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.


30 posted on 10/24/2013 7:19:00 PM PDT by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, & Hillary Abedin Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood.)
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To: Nextrush

“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 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.


31 posted on 10/24/2013 9:30:52 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

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?????


32 posted on 10/25/2013 4:36:01 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN)
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To: SJackson

How about a No Bell Award, because its peace prize and literature prizes don’t go to any dingalings.


33 posted on 10/27/2013 4:59:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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