XNYS:GNE Genie Energy Ltd Class B Insider Activity 4 Filing - 9/17/2012

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FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
JONAS HOWARD S
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Genie Energy Ltd. [GNE]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director __X__ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chairman of the Board
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O GENIE ENERGY LTD., 520 BROAD STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
09/17/2012
(Street)

NEWARK, NJ 07102
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
CLASS B COMMON STOCK 09/17/2012   J V 69,140 A (4) 2,166,667(1) D  
CLASS B COMMON STOCK               1,484(2) I By 401(k) Plan
CLASS B COMMON STOCK 09/17/2012   J   45,867 A (4) 166,957 I By Trust FBO Joseph Jonas(3)
CLASS B COMMON STOCK 09/17/2012   J   45,867 A (4) 166,957 I By Trust FBO Tamar Jonas(3)
CLASS B COMMON STOCK 09/17/2012   J   45,867 A (4) 166,957 I By Trust FBO Rachel Jonas(3)
CLASS B COMMON STOCK 09/17/2012   J   45,867 A (4) 166,957 I By Trust FBO Leora Jonas(3)
CLASS B COMMON STOCK 09/17/2012   J   45,867 A (4) 166,957 I By Trust FBO David Jonas(3)
CLASS B COMMON STOCK 09/17/2012   J   45,867 A (4) 166,957 I By Trust FBO Michael Jonas(3)
CLASS B COMMON STOCK 09/17/2012   J   45,867 A (4) 166,957 I By Trust FBO Samuel Jonas(3)
CLASS B COMMON STOCK 09/17/2012   J   45,867 A (4) 166,957 I By Trust FBO Jonathan Jonas(3)
CLASS B COMMON STOCK 09/17/2012   J   90,594 A (4) 166,963 I By Trust FBO Miriam Jonas(3)
CLASS B COMMON STOCK               1,556 I Custodial for Son (Jonathan)
CLASS B COMMON STOCK               1,556 I Custodial for Daughter (Rachel)
CLASS B COMMON STOCK               1,556 I Custodial for Son (Joseph)
CLASS B COMMON STOCK               1,556 I Custodial for Daughter (Tamar)
CLASS B COMMON STOCK               1,556 I Custodial for Daughter (Miriam)
CLASS B COMMON STOCK 09/17/2012   J   486,813 D (4) 0 I By Howard S. Jonas 2009 Annuity Trust I
CLASS B COMMON STOCK 09/17/2012   J V 39,857 D (4) 1,269,427 I By Howard S. Jonas 2009 Annuity Trust II
CLASS A COMMON STOCK               1,574,326 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
JONAS HOWARD S
C/O GENIE ENERGY LTD.
520 BROAD STREET
NEWARK, NJ 07102
  X   X   Chairman of the Board  

Signatures

 Joyce J. Mason, by Power of Attorney   09/19/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Includes the following: (a) 608,246 restricted shares of Class B Common Stock that vest on December 31, 2013; (b) 883,333 restricted shares of Class B Common Stock that vest on December 31, 2013; and (c) 55,000 restricted shares of Class B Common Stock that vest as follows: 18,333 shares on each of November 3, 2012 and November 3, 2013 and 18,334 shares on November 3, 2014.
(2) As of August 31, 2012.
(3) These shares are held in trust for the benefit of the Reporting Person's children. The Reporting Person's spouse is the trustee of the trust. Mr. Jonas does not exercise or share investment control of these shares.
(4) The Reporting Person transferred these shares from annuity trusts to his own direct holdings and to his children's individual trusts.

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