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  • 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 ▸

  • German-arab Friendship Group Urges Revocation of Nobel Prize to Begin

    The German-Arab Friendship Association has called on the Nobel Committee in Stockholm to revoke the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Israeli Premier Menachem Begin in 1979 for his role in negotiating the peace treaty with Egypt. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was the corecipient. The pro-Arab group said in a cable to Stockholm that Begin forfeited… More ▸

  • Bulgarian-born Sephardic Jew Wins 1981 Nobel Prize for Literature

    Elias Canetti a Bulgarian-born Sephardic Jew, has been awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize for Literature, it was announced in Stockholm today. The 76-year-old author who has lived at various times in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France before settling in England in 1939 has produced seven books, only one a novel. But despite the sparsity of… More ▸

  • Two Jewish Scientists Share in Nobel Prize for Chemistry …

    Two Jewish American scientists whose torebears come to the United States from the Ukraine share this year’s Nobel Prize for chemistry with a British scientist for separate work involved in genetic engineering. Paul Berg, 54, of Stanford University, was awarded half the $215.000 prize while Walter Gilbert, 48, of Harvard, split the other half with… More ▸

  • And Jewish Scientist Wins Nobel Prize in Economics

    Prof. Lawrence Klein of the University of Pennsylvania, well known in Israel for his lectures on economics and expertise in Israel’s economic affairs, has won the 1980 Nobel Prize in economics, the Swedish Academy announced in Stockholm today. Klein received the $212,000 award for creating “econometric models and their application to the analysis of economic… More ▸

  • Sephardic Jew Shares 1980 Nobel Prize in the Field of Physiology

    Dr. Baruj Benacerraf, a Venezuelan-born American citizen engaged in research of Harvard University on how genetic makeup determines whether a person successfully combats cancer and other diseases, has become the first Sephardic Jew to win a Nobel Prize. Benacerraf, another American and a Frenchman won the 1980 Nobel Prize in physiology for their discoveries on… More ▸

  • Three Scientists, Two Jewish and One Moslem, Win Nobel Prize

    Two physicists, one the son and the other the grandson of Jewish immigrants, today became the third generation of Jewish professors at Harvard University to win the Nobel Prize for achievements in their specialized field. Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg who were classmates in their high school and college days and now teach at Harvard,… More ▸