Israelis have won 12 Nobel Prizes – no small feat for such a small country. The
categories have ranged from literature to chemistry to peace. Who are these 12 prize
winners, and what were their world contributions? This video presents the winners and
their accomplishments. Watch the video and use the prompts below to learn about and
take pride in Israel’s impressive achievements.
After watching the video answer the following questions: Due Monday, June 22
1.Which of the personalities you learned about do you find most impressive? Why?
2. When learning about Israel, why might it be important to focus on aspects of
Israeli history and culture outside of war and the Arab-Israeli conflict?
3. Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Yassir Arafat won a Nobel Peace Prize for the
Oslo Accords, which has not resulted in the peace that Israel maintains with sovereign nations like Egypt and Jordan. Do you think the committee was right to award this prize, or was it premature? Do later events impact this prize, or is hindsight 20-20?
4.If you were to become an expert in any field, what would it be and why?
5. What does it really mean to win a Nobel Prize? Why is it such a source of pride
for the individual and his or her country?