“The 2016 Knesset Speakers` Quality of Life Prize” was awarded to Jasmine for its work on promoting a respectful and tolerant society. The prize goal is to encourage citizens of Israel whose activities and achievements related to the improvement of the quality of life in Israel warrant special recognition. The ceremony was held in the presence of Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, Deputy Knesset Speaker Yehiel Hilik Bar and the chairpersons of the prize committee: MKs Merav Ben Ari, Esawi Frej and Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin, Knesset Secretary Yardena Meller-Horowitz and Knesset Director-General Albert Sakharovich.
Speaker Edelstein said during the ceremony:” The prizes that were awarded here today express the appreciation of the entire Israeli society to those among us who work to make our lives good and worthy. We cherish you for choosing to take part in the human and social creation. I am proud to stand behind these awards, which are granted to all those who serve as a good example for a society which strives for justice, integrity and kindness. First and foremost, it is your faith, dear winners, in the other and in the possibility to make our world better, which translates into dedication, persistence and action. You make our lives good and worthy”.
Kiram Baloum, Jasmine’s CEO & Founder said during the ceremony: “Jasmine proves the great benefit, that implicit in the model of joining hands and forces of both Jews and Arabs and of the possibility to excel and lead also in the periphery. The sharing itself is a powerful and efficiency growth engine, those collaborations are strengthening not only the economic basis of businesses, but also nurture, empower and praise the human capital, the people. They constitute the basis for a business model that strengthens both the women and the economy, it demonstrates the strength and viability of the significant influence of women in the society and in the economy”.
A link to the official chairman of the Knesset’s Award for Quality of Life in 2016 on the Knesset website in English: