IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East
IIE awards the IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East annually to recognize outstanding work being conducted jointly by two individuals, one Arab and one Israeli, working together to advance the cause of peace in the Middle East. The two individuals whose work is judged to be most successful in bringing people together and meeting the goals of the Prize share a US $20,000 prize. The winners are selected by a prestigious international selection committee. Award ceremonies are generally held each June, along with public announcement of the winners to press and social media. The 2023 Prize was presented virtually on June 28, 2023, to Dr. Mohammed Alnabari and Matan Yaffe, co-founders of Desert Stars.
The 2023 Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East was awarded on June 28, 2023.
While there is no magic solution, one positive force may be to encourage people to live and work together at the grass roots, learning to trust and depend on one another for their common good.Vic Goldberg, IIE Trustee
The Goldberg IIE Prize will encourage some of the best and the brightest young professionals to contribute their valuable knowledge and experience to the cause of peace in the Middle East, and will reward them for their courage and conviction in doing so.Allan Goodman, IIE President and CEO
Goals of the Prize
Learn about the how the IIE Victor J. Goldberg recognizes and celebrates people working to advance peace in the Middle East.
We will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Goldberg Prize in 2024. Check back for information about the 2024 nomination cycle.
The 2023 Goldberg Prize winners are Dr. Mohammed Alnabari and Matan Yaffe, co-founders of Desert Stars.