Solomon Bublick was an American who died in 1945 left the sum of $37,000.00 to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to establish an award granted every two years to a person who has made an important contribution to the advancement and development of the State of Israel. It is one of the two prestigious awards made by the University every few years. The prize is given for a lifetime dedicated to the well-being of the Jewish people and the State of Israel, alternatively to an Israeli and to a personality from abroad. Professor Shlomo Avineri, a leading Israeli social scientist, received the Solomon Bublick prize for 2009 in recognition of his contribution to political science and the politics of the State of Israel. Some former recipients were Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, President Harry S. Truman, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, Judge Edward S. Silver, Phillip S. Bernstein (1976) and Michael Sacher. Source: The Hebrew University, Its History and Development, 1939–1942, Universịtah ha-ʻivrit bi-Yerushalayim, Published 1939, p. 177.
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