Michael Douglas, accompanied by his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their children Dylan and Carys, attended the Genesis Prize Awards in Jerusalem.

Michael Douglas Receives Genesis Prize Awards

At the event held at The Jerusalem Theater Douglas was honored with its namesake honor, the Genesis Prize. Douglas, who was recognized for his public service, including advocating for gun control, accepted the award from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyaju. Last year’s Genesis Award winner was former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

“Abraham’s tent had its flaps open and so hopefully since approximately half of the Jewish population in the world is outside of Israel, we can find ways to better understand each other and to grow together,” Douglas said in his acceptance speech. he said.

The actor also took the time to thank his family members, who were in the audience as he spoke. “Most of all I want to thank Catherine, Dylan and Carys. Seeing them here tonight means so much to me,” Douglas said. “They inspire me, they challenge me and they know that no husband or father could love them more.”

“So proud of Michael for being honored with @thegenesisprize,” Zeta-Jones captioned a family picture on Instagram. “We’re having an amazing family vacation! Happy Summer Everyone!”

Douglas has only recently embraced his Jewish heritage, returning to the faith of his father Kirk Douglas after his son Dylan expressed a desire to have a bar mitzvah last year. “It made me think and it made me strong,” Douglas said of his son’s interest in the Jewish faith. “And for that I will always be grateful. “