Israel Prizes Awarded to 14

Tamara Traubmann
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The Israel Prize was awarded yesterday to 14 laureates at a ceremony held at the Jerusalem Theater.

Among those awarding the prizes were President Moshe Katsav, Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Supreme Court President Aharon Barak.

Author Dvora Omer; Adolf Schwimmer, one of the founders of Israel Aircraft Industries; and the Andalusian Orchestra all received prizes for lifetime achievement or for making a special contribution to society or the state.

Professor Ruth Lapidoth of Hebrew University and Professor Amnon Rubinstein, the president of the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center, won prizes for their contribution in law. Goalkeeper Yaakov Chodorov and basketball coach Ralph Klein received prizes in sport, while Professor Miriam Ben-Peretz, of Haifa University, and Professor Chaim Adler, of Hebrew University, won awards in education.

Hebrew University Professor Nachum Kedar received an award for agriculture, while his colleague, Professor Tzvi Rappaport, won the award for chemistry. In music, Professor Peninah Saltzman, a pianist, and Professor Mendy Rudin, a conductor, received awards. And Professor Yaakov Blidstein of Ben-Gurion University received the prize for Jewish Studies.

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