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Prestigious Israeli prize awarded to Leon Wieseltier, Michel Serres and Sir Geoffrey Lloyd

logo-foxnews-update.pngAmerican intellectual Leon Wieseltier, French philosopher Michel Serres and British historian Sir Geoffrey Lloyd are among the winners of this year's prestigious Dan David Prize. The Dan David Foundation grants the $1 million prizes in three categories — past, present and future — for scientific, technological and cultural accomplishments.

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Historians, scientists, artist win Israeli prize

news.gifTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — American intellectual Leon Wieseltier, French philosopher Michel Serres and British historian Sir Geoffrey Lloyd are among the winners of this year’s prestigious Dan David Prize.

The Dan David Foundation grants the $1 million prizes in three categories — past, present and future — for scientific, technological and cultural accomplishments.

The prize, named after the late philanthropist Dan David, is administered from Tel Aviv University.

The foundation announced the 2013 winners Wednesday.

Other winners are the economist Esther Duflo and Alfred Sommer, a prominent American ophthalmologist and epidemiologist.

Previous recipients include filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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Historians, scientists, artist win Israeli prize

NewsObserver2_footer.pngTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — American intellectual Leon Wieseltier, French philosopher Michel Serres and British historian Sir Geoffrey Lloyd are among the winners of this year’s prestigious Dan David Prize.

The Dan David Foundation grants the $1 million prizes in three categories — past, present and future — for scientific, technological and cultural accomplishments.

The prize, named after the late philanthropist Dan David, is administered from Tel Aviv University.

The foundation announced the 2013 winners Wednesday.

Other winners are the economist Esther Duflo and Alfred Sommer, a prominent American ophthalmologist and epidemiologist.

Previous recipients include filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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Leon Wieseltier Wins a Half Million Dollars

Leon WieseltierAccording to Politico, Leon Wieseltier–who once explained how his cowboy boots were better than mine and called me a sheygetz in the same conversation–has won a half million dollar Israeli prize for humanity.

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TNR's Leon Wieseltier wins Israel's million-dollar Dan David prize

politico-logo-main.pngNew Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier has been awarded with the $1 million Dan David prize, Israel's pre-eminent award for individuals who have made "an outstanding contribution to humanity."

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New Republic Editor Splits $1M Prize

Leon Wieseltier

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“Mazel tov, Leon,” Adam Chandler over at Tablet writes. “And hook a brother up.” Leon Wieseltier, the longtime literary editor of The New Republic, is among the winners of the Dan David Prize administered by Tel Aviv University, which carries a $1 million award. The prize is given annually for “contributions to humanity,” and Wieseltier will be splitting it with French philosopher Michel Serres, his fellow winner in the “Present” category.

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