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  • 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 ▸

  • Wolf Prize Winner is Nobel Winner

    Dr. Barbara McClintock, the winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize for medicine, was the recipient of the Israeli Wolf Foundation Prize in 1981. The 81-year-old biologist from Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York, received the $100,000 Wolf Award for her discovery that genes can move from one spot to another on the chromosomes of… More ▸

  • Wallenberg Nominated for Nobel Prize

    Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis and who disappeared from Budapest in 1945 when Soviet forces liberated that city from Nazi occupation, has been nominated as a candidate for the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize. Anterik Wikstroem, a member of Sweden’s Parliament and former Minister of Culture, who… More ▸

  • Nobel Laureaute in Chemistry Has Labor Zionist Background

    Dr. Aharon Klug, this year’s Nobel Prize winner for chemistry is the latest of a long list of Jewish Nobel Laureates, but he is probably the first former member of the Habonim (Labor) Zionist youth movement to be so honored. Klug belonged to the Habonim-Hechalutz in South Africa where he was brought up and educated… More ▸