2019 Genesis Prize Laureate Robert Kraft discusses anti-Semitism at a Global Coalition for Israel event presented in partnership with The Genesis Prize Foundation.

2019 Philanthropic Theme
Laureate: Robert Kraft

Concerned by the rise of global anti-Semitism, Robert Kraft asked The Genesis Prize Foundation to use his $1 million award to launch “Speak Out for Israel,” a global campaign to promote a true narrative about Israel and counteract efforts to delegitimize the Jewish State. The campaign awarded grants to 26 organizations.

Mr. Kraft also launched a new foundation dedicated to fighting antisemitism – Together Beat Hate – with a personal contribution of $20 million and additional contributions from other donors.

When he announced the foundation at the Genesis Prize ceremony, Mr. Kraft declared:

“My vision is to work to end the violence against Jewish communities. To counter the normalization of anti-Semitic narratives that question Israel’s right to exist, disguised as part of legitimate debate on campuses and in the media. To educate, to inform, and to heal inter-communal relations. In combating the scourge of anti-Semitism, my solemn ambition is to counter all forms of intolerance in the spirit of the ancient Jewish value of tikkun olam – to heal and repair the world.”

The “Speak Out for Israel” grant recipients included:

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