New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft awarded the Genesis prize

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Businessman has pledged $1m award for the prize known as the ‘Jewish Nobel’ to initiatives that combat antisemitism

The owner of the New England Patriots football team has been announced as the winner of the prestigious Genesis prize for 2019, and has pledged his $1m award for initiatives that combat antisemitism.

Robert Kraft, a US businessman and philanthropist, will be awarded the prize, known as the “Jewish Nobel”, in a ceremony in Jerusalem in June. The prize honours individuals for outstanding professional achievement, contribution to humanity, and commitment to Jewish values and Israel.

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