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  • 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 ▸

  • Reich Rips Waldheim Nomination

    The nomination of Austrian President Kurt Waldheim for the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize was denounced by B’nai B’rith Friday. In a statement released here, Seymour Reich, international president of B’nai B’rith, said, "The idea of a Peace prize for an unrepentant Nazi like Kurt Waldheim mocks the very concept of the Nobel awards." Waldheim is… More ▸

  • Iran Condemns Nobel Peace Prize Award to Elie Wiesel

    The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Norway released a statement condemning the Nobel Peace Committee for its “historic mistake” in awarding its prize to Elie Wiesel, the World Jewish Congress reported here. The Embassy released “an official statement” which said: “The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, while expressing ‘deep regret,’… More ▸

  • Wiesel Urges Help for the Palestinian People but Says That Terrorism is Not the Way

    Elie Wiesel, the author, lecturer and humanitarian who has devoted most of his life’s work to bearing witness to the Holocaust, received the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize here Wednesday and, in his acceptance speech, urged help for the Palestinian people, for whom terrorism was no answer. He also linked the internal exile of Soviet dissident… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Nobel Laureate’s Life Shaped by the Fate of the Jewish People

    Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini, who this week shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology with American biochemist Stanley Cohen, comes from a family of Italian Jewish intellectuals in Turin. Now, at 77, this small, elegant, bright-eyed woman recalls first hearing the expression “freethinker” from her father, Prof. Giussepe Levi, at the age of three. That… More ▸

  • Jewish Writer-philosopher and Two Jewish Scientists Receive Nobel Prizes

    A leading Jewish Holocaust survivor, author and human rights activist was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Tuesday and two Jewish scientists shared a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for their contributions to the study of cell growth and tissue development. The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize to Elie Wiesel citing… More ▸

  • 3 U.S. Jewish Scientists Awarded Nobel Prizes for 1985

    Three American Jewish scientists have been awarded Nobel Prizes for 1985. They are Profs. Joseph Goldstein and Michael Brown, both of the University of Texas, sharing the Prize for Medicine and Physiology; and Prof. Franco Modigliani of MIT, for Economics. Joseph Leonard Goldstein, 45, was born in Sumter, S.C. to Isidore and Fannie Goldstein. He… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Eli Wiesel, the Jewish writer whose best known works have been on Holocaust themes, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by several members of the Bundestag faction of the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its coalition partner, the Free Democratic Party (FDP). They wrote to the Norwegian Prize Committee proposing Wiesel for… More ▸

  • Swedish Lawmakers Nominate Peace Now for Nobel Peace Prize

    Four members of the Swedish Parliament have informed the Jerusalem Post that they have nominated the Peace Now movement in Israel for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. In a telegram to the Post they explained they “consider the Peace Now movement to be one of the most important elements in fostering a dialogue which could… More ▸