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  • 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 ▸

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    The Anti-Defamation League called recent criticism of the United States by Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela "offensive, prejudicial and simply wrong." Mandela said the United States cannot be a moral leader because it has committed "unspeakable atrocities in the world," and suggested that the United States does not support the United Nations because the… More ▸

  • Survivor Receiving Nobel Prize Stresses His Universal Message

    The Hungarian Holocaust survivor who won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature said he could not have won the award had he not lived under Communist rule. “I have to conclude that in the West, in a free society, I probably would not have been able to write my novel known by readers as ‘Fateless,’… More ▸

  • A Hungarian Jew Who Survived Auschwitz Wins Nobel for Literature by Agnes Bohm

    An Auschwitz survivor who recently was criticized for defending Israel became the first Hungarian to win the Nobel prize for literature. The award to Imre Kertesz, 72, was announced Thursday. Hungarian Jews said the prize was gratifying to the entire community, while Prime Minister Peter Medgyessy told Kertesz that because of him, “the citizens of… More ▸

  • While World Honors U.N. with Nobel, Israel and Jewish Leaders Are Leery

    Consider this week in U.N. history: The organization and its leader win the Nobel Peace Prize for being at “the forefront of efforts to achieve peace and security in the world” — while Syria, a state long accused of sponsoring terrorism, is elected overwhelmingly to the all-important Security Council. If nothing else, the bizarre confluence… More ▸

  • With Intifada Raging, U.S. Jews Seeking to Revoke Arafat’s Nobel

    Frustrated by what they consider Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat’s renewed embrace of violence, a group of young American Jewish professionals has launched an Internet petition to revoke Arafat’s Nobel Peace Prize. Located at www.revoketheprize.org, the petition asks “all people of morality and good faith to stand up and express their anger and disappointment in… More ▸

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    An Israeli Arab legislator is seeking support among members of the E.U.’s Parliament to have the Nobel Prize Committee strip Foreign Minister Shimon Peres of his Nobel Peace Prize, according to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz. Mohammed Barakah said several E.U. legislators supported the idea because they believe Peres, as a member of the Sharon government,… More ▸