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  • Some Praise, but More Abhor Decision to Honor Arafat with Nobel Peace Prize

    Still reeling from the terror that hit Israel last week, Jewish activists reacted with strong, and sometimes mixed, emotions to the news that Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat would share the Nobel Peace Prize with Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. Although some in the organized Jewish community praised the… More ▸

  • Rabin and Arafat Poised to Receive Nobel Peace Prize for Their Efforts

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat reportedly are slated to share this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten issued the report Tuesday, three days before the Nobel Peace Prize Committee was scheduled to announce the winner of the award, valued at more than $930,000. In Israel, there is… More ▸

  • Jews Are Among the Winners of This Year’s Nobel Prizes

    Professor Rudolph Marcus of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena has been named the 1992 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry. The Canadian-born Marcus was apparently attending a meeting in Toronto and could not be immediately reached by his office. However, he was lauded by colleagues as a “brilliant theorist and a very nice man.”… More ▸

  • Israeli Nominated for Nobel Prize

    An Israeli woman who works to promote understanding between Jews and Arabs has been nominated for the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize. Shulamit Katznelson was among the more than 100 names submitted to the Peace Prize Committee in Oslo. Katznelson was cited for her accomplishments in bringing Jews and Arabs together at Israel’s Ulpan Akiva in… More ▸

  • Soviet Jewry Groups Divided over Nobel Prize to Gorbachev

    The two major Soviet Jewry advocacy groups in the United States are in sharp disagreement over the awarding of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. The National Conference on Soviet Jewry welcomed the news Monday and cabled congratulations to Gorbachev. It told the Soviet leader he had “set into motion processes… More ▸

  • Three American Jews Win Nobel Prize in Physics

    Three American physicists, who were once referred to as “the Jewish mafia at Columbia” University, are recipients of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics. Leon Lederman, Melvin Schwartz and Jack Steinberger were named co-recipients of the 1988 Nobel Physics Prize, which they were awarded for discovering the presence of a “ghostlike” particle in the building… More ▸

  • U.N. Peacekeeping Forces Win 1988 Nobel Peace Prize

    Israel hailed the announcement Thursday that the United Nations peacekeeping forces were awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. “Even more than a prize for existing achievements, this is a testimony of the yearning for peace and understanding,” the Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The Nobel committee said in Oslo that the 10,000-troop peacekeeping… More ▸

  • Nobel Prize Winner Looks Back 50 Years After Italian Manifesto

    Fifty years ago, on July 14, 1938, a group of fascist scientists published a racist manifesto that became the official rationale for anti-Semitism in Italy. It marked a major step by Benito Mussolini to align fascist Italy with Nazi Germany. The manifesto was an Italian version of the Nuremberg Laws. It affirmed the existence of… More ▸

  • Nobel Laureate Physicist Isidor Isaac Rabi Dead at 89

    Isidor Isaac Rabi, a Nobel Laureate physicist, died here Monday at the age of 89 after a long illness. Rabi, won the Nobel Prize in 1944 for his work on magnetic properties of atoms, molecules and atomic nuclei. His discoveries were instrumental in the development of the atomic clock, the laser and diagnostic scanning of… More ▸

  • Nobel Prize to Two with Jewish Roots

    This year’s Nobel Prizes have so far been awarded to two men with Jewish roots: U.S. economist Robert Solow and Soviet-born American poet Joseph Brodsky. Solow, a 63-year-old professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, won the Nobel Prize in Economics Wednesday for what the five-member selection committee described as a development… More ▸