FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
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
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O GENIE ENERGY LTD., 520 BROAD STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
4/20/2020
(Street)
NEWARK, NJ 07102
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. 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, par value $.01 per share  4/20/2020    J(1)    22766  D $0.00  0  I  By The Howard S. Jonas 2017 Annuity Trust 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 1691155  I  By HSJ 2019 Genie Annuity Trust II 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 0 (2) I  By Trust FBO Michael Jonas 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 0 (2) I  By Trust FBO Joseph Jonas 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 0 (2) I  By Trust FBO Tamar Jonas 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 0 (2) I  By Trust FBO Rachel Jonas 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 0 (2) I  By Trust FBO Jonathan Jonas 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 0 (2) I  By Trust FBO David Jonas 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 0 (2) I  By Trust FBO Samuel Jonas 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 0 (2) I  By Trust FBO Miriam Jonas 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 0 (2) I  By Trust FBO Leora Jonas 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 1556  I  Custodial for Son (Jonathan) 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 1556  I  Custodial for Daughter (Rachel) 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 1556  I  Custodial for Son (Joseph) 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 1556  I  Custodial for Daughter (Tamar) 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 1556  I  Custodial for Daughter (Miriam) 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.01 per share                 275047  I  By The Jonas Foundation 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. 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 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(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

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The Reporting Person caused these shares to be transferred from the Howard S. Jonas 2017 Annuity Trust to a trust for the benefit of one of his children. The recipient trust has an independent trustee.
(2)  The Reporting Person no longer has, or reports, beneficial ownership of the shares held in this trust since there was a change in trustee from the Reporting Person's spouse to an independent trustee for such trust.

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


Signatures
Joyce J. Mason, by Power of Attorney 4/22/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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