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    Elie Wiesel is to receive an honorary knighthood. The Nov. 30 honor will be presented to the Nobel Peace Prize winner for his contributions to Holocaust education in Britain. Wiesel was born in Romania in 1928 and survived both Buchenwald and Auschwitz concentration camps. More ▸

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    The winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry is a visiting professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The university congratulated Roger Kornberg for his win Wednesday, in recognition of his research into how genes are copied. Kornberg, a professor of structural biology at Stanford University, is also a fellow at Hebrew University’s Department of… More ▸

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    * Mahmoud Abbas called suicide bombings a "crime" because of Muslim prohibitions on suicide. The Palestinian Authority president made the remark Wednesday at a conference for Nobel Peace Prize laureates in Jordan, after being questioned on the issue by fellow panelist Elie Wiesel. "First of all, as Muslims, it is a crime to commit suicide…. More ▸

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    British Jewish playwright Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Pinter, 75, has attributed some of the alienation and isolation that permeates his work to the anti-Semitism he experienced as a child in London’s East End. More ▸

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    Shimon Peres believes Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas one day could win the Nobel Peace Prize. Despite the past five years of fighting and current lackluster efforts at rapprochement, Israel’s sole surviving Nobel Peace laureate said Tuesday he still believed the Israeli prime minister and Palestinian Authority president could secure a diplomatic breakthrough. More ▸

  • Israeli Professor Takes Nobel for His Studies of Game Theory

    It may sound uncanny, but an Israeli has educated the world on conflict resolution. Such was the praise heaped on Robert Aumann, the Hebrew University professor named Monday as co-winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in economics. Aumann, 75, and American scientist Thomas Schelling "enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis," the… More ▸

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    Former President Carter will monitor Palestinian Authority elections. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate said Wednesday he intends to head an observer mission to the Jan. 9 vote in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. "I have the hope and expectation that the elections will be honest, fair, free and safe," Carter told Reuters. "I will… More ▸

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    Two Israelis and an American will share this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences recognized Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko of the Technion in Haifa and U.S. chemist Irwin Rose for their breakthrough research into the human immune system in the 1980s. More ▸

  • Jews Kvell As Israelis Win First Nobel Prize for Science

    As Israel captured its first Nobel prize in science this week, Jews worldwide kvelled over the recognition of excellence in a discipline that has long been a hallmark of the Jewish state. The Nobel prize in chemistry was awarded Wednesday to two Israelis, Avram Hershko and Aaron Ciechanover of the Technion in Haifa, and an… More ▸

  • Obituary Nobel Winner Milosz, Who Wrote of Holocaust and Memory, Dies at 93

    Nobel prize-winning Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz, who died Aug. 14 at age 93, was close to Jews and Jewish causes from an early age and some of his most eloquent and disturbing works dealt with the Holocaust, Holocaust memory and the complex relations between Jews and Catholic Poles. Milosz grappled powerfully with the physical and… More ▸