Minister backtracks, reinstates regular Israel Prize categories amid court petitions.

20 March 2024

Education Minister Yoav Kisch announced Wednesday he was reversing his decision not to award the Israel Prize in traditional categories this year . The award ceremony will be held as usual on Independence Day with the regular categories alongside the two new ones . It comes a day before a deadline given by the High Court of Justice for Kisch and the government to respond to petitions demanding the decision to drastically pare down the Israeli Prize for 2024 .