October 20, 2013

Netanyahu to award Bloomberg $1 million "Jewish Nobel"

I know that lately the news often sounds like I'm just making it up for my own personal amusement, but, honestly, this was published by the New York Times 46 minutes ago:
Bloomberg Is First to Receive a $1 Million Jewish Award 
By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS 
Published: October 20, 2013
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will be honored on Monday as the first recipient of a $1 million award that organizers are calling the “Jewish Nobel Prize.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel will present the award, named the Genesis Prize, to Mr. Bloomberg at a ceremony in Jerusalem in May. The award, established by a charity founded by Russian Jewish billionaires, aims to honor “exceptional people whose values and achievements will inspire the next generations of Jews.” 
The announcement of the inaugural award will be made at a news conference in New York on Monday. The charity, the Genesis Philanthropy Group, has financed an endowment of $100 million to pay for the prize for years to come. ...
The Genesis Philanthropy Group was created as a foundation that promotes Jewish identity among Russian-speaking Jews worldwide. Mr. Bloomberg is the grandson of immigrants from Russia and what is now Belarus. 
The foundation was set up by three of Russia’s so-called oligarchs: Mikhail M. Fridman, Pyotr Aven and German Khan.

German Khan?
The prize is administered in partnership with the Israeli government, and is open to those who have succeeded in various fields, including science, the arts, business and diplomacy, the organizers said. 
The charity’s leaders have high hopes for the prize: they want it to be as prestigious as other major international awards like the Nobel Prizes and the MacArthur awards.

50 comments:

San Franciscan non-monk said...

Alec Baldwin on Tracy Morgan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwtO_g-0pS0#t=1m24s

Matthew said...

"The award, established by a charity founded by Russian Jewish billionaires, aims to honor “exceptional people whose values and achievements will inspire the next generations of Jews."

This award, created by three men who robbed Russia silly, inspiring the next generation...

"The Genesis Philanthropy Group was created as a foundation that promotes Jewish identity among Russian-speaking Jews worldwide."

...encouraging people to identify themselves in terms of their ethnic group, rather than their citizenship.

Remember: do what they say, not what they do.

andres said...

Is there really a need for a Jewish Nobel? Especially since Jews since to be winning most Nobel Prizes these days.

Anonymous said...

Great, he can use it to pay his airplane gas bill.

Anonymous said...

German Khan?

That's a pretty intimidating name. You probably don't want to have a business relationship with someone named that. You're probably going to get screwed.

Anonymous said...

German Khan?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Khan

"He has been an active supporter of Jewish initiatives in Russia and Europe. Khan makes large contribution to the work of the European Jewish Fund, a non-profit organization aimed at developing European Jewry and promoting tolerance and reconciliation on the continent. He is a leading member of the Russian Jewish Congress.[2]"

Anonymous said...

German Kahn is pretty much the Russian form of Herman Cohen

Steve Sailer said...

Herman Cohen is definitely not as cool.

Anonymous said...

"The Genesis Prize (פרס בראשית) seeks to recognize individuals who have attained excellence and international renown in their chosen professional fields, and whose actions, in addition to their achievements, embody the character of the Jewish people through commitment to Jewish values, the Jewish community and/or to the State of Israel."

Harry Baldwin said...

Excellent! Now Monty Bloomberg and his Smithers can have a money fight

Thomas O. Meehan said...

You're right, you just can't make up stuff like this. And despite this conflation of ethnicity, money and blurred national loyalties no one is supposed to see an international agenda. Speaking of which, does Bloomberg have dual citizenship? Perhaps he really doesn't need it.

Glaivester said...

If I were Netanyahu, I'd give the award to Nicholas Stix.

Polynices said...

If the Onion had published this exact story I'm pretty sure that they would have been called out for anti-semitism. It's cliche to say it, but truth really is stranger than fiction.

Anononymous said...

Herman Cohen is definitely not as cool.

Coh/e+/n!

Glossy said...

If you transliterate the Russian version of Herman Cohen into Latin letters you'll get German Kogan, not German Khan. The guy in question is surnamed Хан in Cyrillic. That's exactly how Russians spell the Khan part of Genghis Khan. I have no idea where he got that surname.

Anonymous said...

"Herman Cohen is definitely not as cool."

Depends on the context. If I'm getting a divorce, I want a lawyer named Herman Cohen. If I'm pillaging a country, I want a guy named German Khan.

andres said...

Glossy said...
If you transliterate the Russian version of Herman Cohen into Latin letters you'll get German Kogan, not German Khan. The guy in question is surnamed Хан in Cyrillic. That's exactly how Russians spell the Khan part of Genghis Khan. I have no idea where he got that surname.

Хан is the Russian version of the surname Hahn, which is used mostly by Germans but also by some Jews.

Glossy said...

By the way, history does record some Germanic Khans. The Viking rulers of early medieval Russia sometimes used that title. They must have picked it up from the Khazars, who must have picked it up from points further east. While some Khazars did convert to Judaism, the words Khan and Cohen are not related.

Anonymous said...

If you transliterate the Russian version of Herman Cohen into Latin letters you'll get German Kogan, not German Khan. The guy in question is surnamed Хан in Cyrillic. That's exactly how Russians spell the Khan part of Genghis Khan. I have no idea where he got that surname.

I imagine it's the same surname as "Kahn", which is the Germanized form of "Cohen". Just spelled slightly differently.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahn

"Kahn is a German surname. Kahn is the German word that means, in informal contexts, small boat. It is also a Germanized form of the Jewish surname Cohen, another variant of which is Cahn."

Anonymous said...

"..to award Bloomberg.."

Funny, I would have thought it might have gone to Putin. I must be losing touch.

Anon.

Anonymous said...

> ..encouraging people to identify themselves in terms of their ethnic group, rather than their citizenship.
snexcRemember: do what they say, not what they do


So: you're opposed to WN thought?

Anonymous said...

I imagine it's the same surname as "Kahn", which is the Germanized form of "Cohen". Just spelled slightly differently.

Or it could be a variant of the surname "Kagan".

Anonymous said...

While some Khazars did convert to Judaism, the words Khan and Cohen are not related.

Khan may be related to Kagan, which is a Jewish surname.

Glossy said...

"Хан is the Russian version of the surname Hahn, which is used mostly by Germans but also by some Jews."

This is incorrect. The standard Russian transliteration of Hahn would be Ган. If you transliterate that back into the Latin alphabet, you'll get Gan. If you perform the same operations on Hitler, you'll get Gitler. Hamilton will produce Gamilton, Hampshire Gempshir, Hilbert Gilbert, etc. Russian mathematicians talk about Gilbert spaces all the time.

And yes, the Russian Wikipedia page on Otto Hahn calls him Ган (Gan).

Thomas O. Meehan said...

Steve back back in 2006 you quoted a journalist named Warsh as saying of the Harvard team that helped turn over the russian economy to Jewish Oligarchs, "Let me stress that there is absolutely no question of actual money ever changing hands -- of bribery."

I believe that one of the accused the was a Summers colleague and confidant sent to Russia to "Help" with privatization. The Harvard two of the Harvard team made inside investments in the assets they were helping to privatize.

Consequently, the US launched fraud charges that cost Harvard 26 million. Yet Summers stuck by his friend despite Harvard's obvious complicity in looting Russia.

So perhaps Warsh was premature. Perhaps the payment was just delayed.

Glossy said...

I don't doubt that German Khan is Jewish, by the way. All I'm saying is that his surname (Хан in Cyrillic) doesn't look like it's related to Cohen. The similarity between the two is a product of transliteration into the Latin alphabet.

ogunsiron said...

Or maybe German Kahn is one of the few khazars still around ?

Khan seems to have been a very widely used title for tribals leaders all over the eurasian steppes, even before the mongols really made it popular.

Anonymous said...

He should have given the award to Douglas Levison, the trumpet fight guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha7smLPz2GY

Felix M said...

German Khan? I think they meant Genghis Kung.

Noah172 said...

New definition of chutzpah:

Awarding a million smackers to a guy who already has something like 27,000 times that much dough, and more than all but 12 other human beings on this planet.

Steve Sailer said...

There's a bar on Fairfax in West Hollywood called Genghis Cohen.

http://www.genghiscohen.com/

William Shatner said...

Khaaaaannnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Some very funny comments here. Ashkenazi Jews are, of course, part-Mongolic. If you just see the swathe of Eurasia that the Huns under Attila plundered and conquered and see where Khazaria was, it is obvious. There are some Jews that have an obvious phenotypic Mongolic imprint and others that look "wholly Caucasian" but I would be very surprised if a big chunk of the Ashkenazi Jewish population anywhere on earth did not show considerable Mongolic (read: Eurasian) DNA.

Eat your heart out Moses, they are descendants of Attila.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of which, does Bloomberg have dual citizenship? Perhaps he really doesn't need it.

Good point. He doesnt because he can turn up at any Israeli embassy or Israel itself and he'll be handed one.

In a sense the dual citizenship thing is a red herring, most jews can get Israeli citizenship whenever they want.

Anonymous said...

The charity’s leaders have high hopes for the prize: they want it to be as prestigious as other major international awards like the Nobel Prizes and the MacArthur awards.

Wonder what they would say to a white Nobel prize, the Euro Nobel?

SFG said...

"Some very funny comments here. Ashkenazi Jews are, of course, part-Mongolic. If you just see the swathe of Eurasia that the Huns under Attila plundered and conquered and see where Khazaria was, it is obvious. There are some Jews that have an obvious phenotypic Mongolic imprint and others that look "wholly Caucasian" but I would be very surprised if a big chunk of the Ashkenazi Jewish population anywhere on earth did not show considerable Mongolic (read: Eurasian) DNA.

Eat your heart out Moses, they are descendants of Attila."

"What is best in life?"

"Lox on a bagel, an Upper East Side apartment, a table at Elaine's."

"Wrong! German!"

"To assimilate your enemies, see them overwhelmed by immigration, and hear the violation of their women."

"That is good!"

BTW, there's relatively little evidence the Huns and the Mongols are the same people.

Chubby Ape said...

Steve Sailer said...

There's a bar on Fairfax in West Hollywood called Genghis Cohen.

http://www.genghiscohen.com/


My guess is that the name was inspired by Thomas Pynchon's very clever book, The Crying of Lot 49 ...

Genghis Cohen – The most eminent philatelist in the Los Angeles area ....

My guess is that restaurant in LA is the only one in the world named after a fictional philatelist. I could be wrong though, there might have been a prominent stamp collector named Chuck E. Cheese or something.

Abe Fauxman said...

This so-called charity is the most monstrous thing to ever land on my desk, and I'll see to it to have this shameful organization liquidated in the next 24 hours.

To understand my rage, just read their mission statement:


Our Mission

Foxtrot Philanthropy Group’s mission is to develop and enhance a sense of White identity among English-speaking Whites worldwide.

We are committed to supporting and launching projects, programming, and institutions that are focused on ensuring that White culture, heritage, and values are preserved in English-speaking White communities across the globe.

We believe that informed and engaged English-speaking Whites will contribute to the cultural enrichment of their communities, strengthen the White community and support the betterment of humanity.

Our Values

Our work is inspired by the White values and traditions that have sustained the White people and advanced human civilization for millennia.

FPG believes that the positive contribution of the White community to the history of mankind is not limited to the distant past. Adhering to White values and taking great pride in the achievements of the White people, we are confident that the development and strengthening of White identity will be one of the foundations to ensuring the continuity, unity and diversity of world cultures.

As we move into the 21st century, we envision a pluralistic White identity – a source of exciting possibilities for a diverse White people and for continuing the task of perfecting the world.

White identity and continuity has suffered dramatic lapses in the English-speaking communities. The legacy of a totalitarian past has left vast numbers of English-speaking Whites profoundly disengaged from their White heritage.

FPG recognizes that the past is giving way to a new, proud generation of English-speaking Whites, a generation that looks to restore its White identity, celebrate its diversity and renew its spirit.

Foxtrot values a universal pluralistic vision of the global White community and seeks to engage English-speaking Whites in White tradition, culture and values to the benefit of their communities, and to the benefit of the entire White people.


If you still have doubts, here is their website.

John Derbyshire said...

And then there's this fine movie.

David said...

>[T]he Harvard team that helped turn over the Russian economy to Jewish Oligarchs [was quoted as saying], 'Let me stress that there is absolutely no question of actual money ever changing hands -- of bribery.'"

My experience: when they deny something explicitly, unsolicited or out of the blue, it's true 100% of the time.

Very similar to Nixon when he volunteered, "I am not a crook."

Anonymous said...

but I would be very surprised if a big chunk of the Ashkenazi Jewish population anywhere on earth did not show considerable Mongolic (read: Eurasian) DNA

I guess you'll have to get used to being surprised. Dienekes Pontikos' Dodecad Project website has results of ADMIXTURE (computer program) analyses that include Ashkenazi samples. A very small (1-2%) East Asian/Northeast Asian component shows up, but nothing like what you have written. In the last three years, several large studies of Ashkenazi Jewish population genetics have been published, most recently one by M. Costa et al. in Nature. Only one paper, by Elhaik, even suggested results consistent with the Khazar hypothesis, and as Razib and Dienekes both pointed out at the time, the author's assumptions in choosing reference populations threw into question his interpretations of the results.

Anonymous said...

But Nixon wasn't a crook. So I'm going to assume that most probably what you really mean is that when someone makes an accusation about Jews well darn it it's damn near gospel because shut up that's why. My bitterness will be vindicated.

On another note I think personality tests should include a component where that Conan the Barbarian quote is listed followed by a multiple choice response based on ones reaction to it. The kind of people who get that excited tingling a la Chris Matthews are the ones that shoot up Naval Yard's when their Russian mail order blow up doll shows up with a D cup rather than a DD cup.

Mr. Anon said...

"Anonymous said...

But Nixon wasn't a crook."

Yes, he was. His crooked practices may not have personally enriched him much, but they were used to secure election to high office. He got paid in the currency he valued - power.

IHTG said...

This conversation has taken an interesting turn.

"German" is more common as a surname than as a first name among Ashkenazi Jews. In fact, I'd never heard of a Jew whose first name was "German" until I read this.

TGGP said...

What is a measly 1 million to Bloomberg?

Magnus Joe said...

Because let's face it, all these damn Gentiles in the US have been cheating Bloomberg out of his fair share all these years.

Anonymous said...

German Khan? I think they meant Genghis Kung.

"German" is more common as a surname than as a first name among Ashkenazi Jews. In fact, I'd never heard of a Jew whose first name was "German" until I read this.

The name Gherman Titov (with a hard g) comes to my mind. Perhaps this is a common Russian name adopted by some Russian Jews?

Glossy said...

"The name Gherman Titov (with a hard g) comes to my mind. Perhaps this is a common Russian name adopted by some Russian Jews?"

German is simply the Russian version of Herman. The Latin H is often transliterated into Russian as Г, which is pronounced more or less like the g in get. As I said before, Hamilton becomes Gamilton, Hampshire becomes Gempshir, etc. I wouldn't call German a common Russian name, but ones does see it from time to time.

David said...

>I'm going to assume that most probably what you really mean is that when someone makes an accusation about Jews well darn it it's damn near gospel because shut up that's why. My bitterness will be vindicated.<

Why assume? I stated it clearly: in my experience, when a Jewish person states explicitly that he is not guilty of a misdeed, and this statement is volunteered unsolicited or comes right out of the blue, he is guilty. This is a characteristic quirk I've observed many times. (It is not limited to Jews but I've seen it elsewhere only rarely - the familiar example is Nixon's famous statement, and yes, Dick was a crook.) "We're not evil here." "I would never lie about that." "We are not trying to make you look bad." "We are not betraying your interests." "We are not x." In the case of gentiles, such statements are lies more than half the time; in the case of Jews, 100%. What else can I say? After decades of having the same experiences, one must begin to entertain the idea of trusting one's own lying eyes and ears. You may call anecdotes bitterness, but once people have a certain number of anecdotes, these are called "data." It has to be my jealousy of all the Nobel Prizes you've won.

Anonymous said...

>> In a sense the dual citizenship thing is a red herring, most jews can get Israeli citizenship whenever they want.


So, how do you plan to run demographic movement into your Pioneering Little Europes? (to which, by the way, I have no objection)

You'll end up giving automatic citizenship after a medium-level screening process, same like we do here. There's no realistic choice.

PS: it is ==not== terribly difficult for nnon-Jews to get a 9what you call a) "Green Card" here. There's plenty here.

Learn supermarket Hebrew, do your duty when conscripted - you will fit right into the masses here.