Jay Leno to award prize in Israel


Former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno will be in Israel in May to host the Genesis Prize ceremony, Israel Hayom reported.

The Genesis Prize, a new initiative, will be awarded annually by the prime minister to a single individual in recognition of achievements and values that will inspire the future generation of Jews. This year's ceremony takes place May 22.

The prize was created in partnership by the Prime Minister's Office, the Genesis Philanthropy Group, and the Jewish Agency Chairman's Office.

This year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will present the inaugural award to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The ceremony will be held at the Jerusalem Theatre at the end of the month.