Israeli Nobel Prize Winners

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S.Y. Agnon: Winner of Israel’s First Nobel Prize

S.Y. Agnon: Winner of Israel’s First Nobel Prize

In an article from Commentary Magazine titled ‘Filling the Artistic Void’, rabbi and writer Meir Y. Soleveichik discusses the profound and timeless work of the writer who earned Israel its

Begin on Shared Nobel Prize with Sadat

Begin on Shared Nobel Prize with Sadat

Hear Menachem Begin‘s public response to having been announced as one of the two winners of 1978’s Nobel Peace Prize in this news clip (1:08) from the AP Archive. Begin

Rabin, Peres, and Arafat Share 1994 Peace Prize

Rabin, Peres, and Arafat Share 1994 Peace Prize

This news clip (2:14) from the AP Archive covers the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and some of the aftermath faced by its winners—Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli Foreign

Hershko and Ciechanover Explain The Ubiquitin System

Hershko and Ciechanover Explain The Ubiquitin System

Take a user-friendly visual tour of the discovery that won Israelis Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry in this excerpt (2:50) from the YES docuseries “The

Daniel Kahneman On Our Two Systems of Thinking

Daniel Kahneman On Our Two Systems of Thinking

In this clip (4:22) from British news hub The Guardian, Israeli-American psychologist Daniel Kahneman breaks down the concept of slow and fast thinking and explains why it matters. Simple though

Robert Aumann: If You Want Peace, Prepare For War

Robert Aumann: If You Want Peace, Prepare For War

In this clip (2:42), Israeli-American Nobel prize winner Robert Aumann explains what mathematics and game theory have to do with nuclear weapons, the Cold War, and the “amazing sixty years” between

A Talk With Aaron Ciechanover

A Talk With Aaron Ciechanover

Renowned Israeli biologist Aaron Ciechanover explains his research in protein degradation in this clip (2:19) from Israel’s official YouTube channel. Along with fellow Israeli laureate Avram Hershko and American laureate

Israel’s First Nobel Prize in Science

Israel’s First Nobel Prize in Science

This clip (3:18) from Haifa’s Technion Institute introduces Israel’s first Nobel prize winners in science: Avram Hershko and Aaron Ciechanover. They were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2004 along

A talk with Dan Shechtman

A talk with Dan Shechtman

In this clip (3:53), hear about how Dan Shechtman, Israeli winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, came to discover quasicrystals, as well as the vehement opposition he faced

Dan Shechtman reminisces about his early years

Dan Shechtman reminisces about his early years

Israeli Nobel prize-winning scientist Dan Shechtman sits down with 21see and reminisces about his early years in this clip (2:16). His passion is contagious as he recalls what moved and

Ada Yonath: Israel’s First Female Nobelist

Ada Yonath: Israel’s First Female Nobelist

Learn how Israeli Nobelist Ada Yonath went from a childhood of intense poverty to an adulthood of innovation and international acclaim in this clip (5:52) from the home of her

A talk with Robert Aumann

A talk with Robert Aumann

Hear Israeli-American mathematician Robert Aumann speak about the contribution that earned him and Thomas Schelling 2005’s Nobel Prize in Economics in this clip (2:41) from the official YouTube channel of

Celebrating Michael Levitt’s Nobel prize

Celebrating Michael Levitt’s Nobel prize

This video clip (5:33) follows Israeli-American-British biophysicist Michael Levitt’s emotionally-charged morning on the day of the announcement that he was one of three winners of 2013’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Arieh Warshel explains his prize-winning work

Arieh Warshel explains his prize-winning work

In this brief clip (1:43) from the University of Southern California, renowned Israeli biochemist and biophysicist Arieh Warshel explains in simple terms the scientific research that earned him the Nobel

Meet Nobelists Arieh Warshel and Michael Levitt

Meet Nobelists Arieh Warshel and Michael Levitt

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at scientists Arieh Warshel and Michael Levitt in this excerpt (3:53) from “The Nobelists,” a YES documentary about Israel’s Nobel prize winners. Learn why Warshel loves Pac-Man,

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Be My Friend for Peace, the Remix

Be My Friend for Peace, the Remix

This techno mashup by Tel Aviv-based artist Noy Alooshe (2:30) re-cuts famous words spoken by late Israeli Nobel prize-winning politician Shimon Peres in his bid for peace. In 1994, then-Foreign Minister

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The Thousand Faces of Menachem Begin

The Thousand Faces of Menachem Begin

Meet the many personas that former prime minister Menachem Begin hid behind during his younger years in this short clip (0:43). Although he would later go on to become one

The Human Side of Israel’s Nobelists

The Human Side of Israel’s Nobelists

Meet Israel’s recent Nobel prize winners in this Times of Israel article titled ‘Lives of struggle, rejection, vindication: The essence of Israel’s ‘Nobelists’’. The article is based on Israeli filmmaker Uri Rosenwaks’s

Op-Ed: The Worst Man Ever To Win the Nobel Peace Prize

Op-Ed: The Worst Man Ever To Win the Nobel Peace Prize

In an op-ed from the Times of Israel titled ‘The Worst Man Ever to Win the Nobel Peace Prize’, journalist Jay Nordlinger expresses a passionate opinion about the darker back-story

President Clinton Remembers Yitzhak Rabin

President Clinton Remembers Yitzhak Rabin

Former President Bill Clinton has a surprising response when asked to recall his toughest moment as president in this clip (2:43) from the Queen Latifah Show. Learn about the warm personal

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