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List of Israeli Nobel laureates

Monument honoring 2002 Economics laureate Daniel Kahneman on Nobel Laureates Promenade in Rishon LeZion, Israel

Since 1966, there have been twelve Israelis who were awarded Nobel Prize, the most honorable award in various fields including chemistry, economics, literature and peace.



The following is a complete list of Israeli Nobel laureates.

Year Laureate(s) Field Prize motivation
1966   Shmuel Yosef Agnon Literature "for his profoundly characteristic narrative art with motifs from the life of the Jewish people"[1]
1978   Menachem Begin Peace "for the peace treaty concluded between Israel and Egypt"[2]


Shimon Peres Peace "for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East"[3]


Yitzhak Rabin
2002   Daniel Kahneman Economics "for having integrated insights from psychological research into economic science"[4]


Aaron Ciechanover Chemistry "for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation"[5]


Avram Hershko


Robert Aumann Economics "for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis"[6]
2009   Ada Yonath Chemistry "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome"[7]
2011   Dan Shechtman Chemistry "for the discovery of quasicrystals"[8]
2013   Michael Levitt Chemistry "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems"[9]
  Arieh Warshel

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Shmuel Agnon - Facts". Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Menachem Begin - Facts". Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "The Nobel Peace Prize 1994". Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Daniel Kahneman - Facts". Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2004". Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Robert J. Aumann - Facts". Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Ada E. Yonath - Facts". Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Dan Shechtman - Facts". Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013". Retrieved 25 March 2017. 

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