About the project
Sovlanut (Tolerance) is a non-partisan movement that aims to reduce violence and promote democratic values in Israel. The movement was founded by Michal Smoira-Cohn, a public activist, to bring the issue of violence in society to the front of the national agenda. The guiding principle behind the movement is the need for social action based on broad public support combined with professional work. The Jerusalem Foundation has provided support for educational projects and the Emil Grunzweig Prize, a prize awarded annually by the organization to individuals, schools or other institutions that work to improve tolerance between Arabs and Jews or between religious and secular Jews. The prize was created in 1981, and named in 1983 for Emil Grunzweig, a peace activist who was killed when a grenade was thrown into a Peace Now demonstration against the War in Lebanon in Jerusalem.