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    Shimon Peres congratulated Al Gore on winning the Nobel Peace Prize. The Israeli president telephoned Gore over the weekend after the former U.S. vice president turned environmental activist was named for the prize, Yediot Achronot reported. "Of all those who won the Nobel Peace Prize, Al Gore is the one who most obviously deserves it,"… More ▸

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    Fatah leaders accused Hamas militants of looting the Gaza City home of Yasser Arafat. Among the items taken in last Friday’s raid was the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the late Palestinian leader in 1994, the Jerusalem Post reported. Ahmed Abdel, a Fatah spokesman, said that after Hamas supporters blew up the entrance to Arafat… More ▸

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    Archbishop Desmond Tutu was named head of a U.N. fact-finding mission in the Gaza Strip. Tutu, the former archbishop of Cape Town and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, will head the mission established earlier this month following the killing of 19 Palestinian civilians by the Israeli military as it retaliated for rocket… More ▸

  • Poland is Israel’s New Best Friend, As Evidenced by Recent Nobel Proposal

    A Polish-Israeli Nobel Peace Prize candidate? Sounds crazy, no? The idea was advanced by Polish President Lech Kaczynski during his visit to Israel last month and received the enthusiastic support of Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres. The proposed Nobel candidate, Irena Sendlerowa, 96, is a Polish Catholic who oversaw the children’s section of Zegota, the… More ▸

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    idency. Ma’ariv reported Wednesday that members of the prime minister’s "inner circle" believe Wiesel, the Nobel prize-winning Holocaust survivor, was a leading candidate to replace President Moshe Katsav if he steps down. Olmert, who was on a trip to Russia, denied this. More ▸

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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 ▸