A Stunning Comparison of Arab and Jewish Nobel Prize Winners

May 7, 2012

Arab/Islamic Nobel Prize Winners – From a pool of 1.4 BILLION Muslims which are 20% of the world’s population (2 out of every 10 people)

Literature

1988 – Najib Mahfooz

Peace

1978 – Anwar El-Sadat

1994 – Yasser Arafat *

2003 – Shirin Ebadi

Chemistry

1999 – Ahmed Zewail

Physics

Abdus Salam

* NOTE: Norwegian, Kaare Kristiansen, was a member of the Nobel Committee. He resigned in 1994 to protest the awarding of a Nobel “Peace Prize” to Yasser Arafat, whom he correctly labeled a “terrorist.”

Jewish Nobel Prize Winners – From a pool of 12 million Jews which are 0.2% of the World’s Population (2 out of every 1,000 people)

Literature

1910 – Paul Heyse

1927 – Henri Bergson

1958 – Boris Pasternak

1966 – Shmuel Yosef Agnon

1966 – Nelly Sachs

1976 – Saul Bellow

1978 – Isaac Bashevis Singer

1981 – Elias Canetti

1987 – Joseph Brodsky

1991 – Nadine Gordimer

2002 – Imre Kertesz

World Peace

1911 – Alfred Fried

1911 – Tobias Asser

1968 – Rene Cassin

1973 – Henry Kissinger

1978 – Menachem Begin

1986 – Elie Wiesel

1994 – Shimon Peres

1994 – Yitzhak Rabin

1995 – Joseph Rotblat

Chemistry

1905 – Adolph Von Baeyer

1906 – Henri Moissan

1910 – Otto Wallach

1915 – Richard Willstaetter

1918 – Fritz Haber

1943 – George Charles de Hevesy

1961 – Melvin Calvin

1962 – Max Ferdinand Perutz

1972 – William Howard Stein

1972 – C.B. Anfinsen

1977 – Ilya Prigogine

1979 – Herbert Charles Brown

1980 – Paul Berg

1980 – Walter Gilbert

1981 – Ronald Hoffmann

1982 – Aaron Klug

1985 – Herbert A. Hauptman

1985 – Jerome Karle

1986 – Dudley R. Herschbach

1988 – Robert Huber

1989 – Sidney Altman

1992 – Rudolph Marcus

1998 – Walter Kohn

2000 – Alan J. Heeger

2004 – Irwin Rose

2004 – Avram Hershko

2004 – Aaron Ciechanover

Economics

1970 – Paul Anthony Samuelson

1971 – Simon Kuznets

1972 – Kenneth Joseph Arrow

1973 – Wassily Leontief

1975 – Leonid Kantorovich

1976 – Milton Friedman

1978 – Herbert A. Simon

1980 – Lawrence Robert Klein

1985 – Franco Modigliani

1987 – Robert M. Solow

1990 – Harry Markowitz

1990 – Merton Miller

1992 – Gary Becker

1993 – Rober Fogel

1994 – John Harsanyi

1994 – Reinhard Selten

1997 – Robert Merton

1997 – Myron Scholes

2001 – George Akerlof

2001 – Joseph Stiglitz

2002 – Daniel Kahneman

2005 – Robert (Israel) Aumann

Medicine

1908 – Elie Metchnikoff

1908 – Paul Erlich

1914 – Robert Barany

1922 – Otto Meyerhof

1930 – Karl Landsteiner

1931 – Otto Warburg

1936 – Otto Loewi

1944 – Joseph Erlanger

1944 – Herbert Spencer Gasser

1945 – Ernst Boris Chain

1946 – Hermann Joseph Muller

1950 – Tadeus Reichstein

1952 – Selman Abraham Waksman

1953 – Hans Krebs

1953 – Fritz Albert Lipmann

1958 – Joshua Lederberg

1959 – Arthur Kornberg

1964 – Konrad Bloch

1965 – Francois Jacob

1965 – Andre Lwoff

1967 – George Wald

1968 – Marshall W. Nirenberg

1969 – Salvador Luria

1970 – Julius Axelrod

1970 – Sir Bernard Katz

1972 – Gerald Maurice Edelman

1975 – David Baltimore

1975 – Howard Martin Temin

1976 – Baruch S. Blumberg

1977 – Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

1977 – Andrew V. Schally

1978 – Daniel Nathans

1980 – Baruj Benacerraf

1984 – Cesar Milstein

1985 – Michael Stuart Brown

1985 – Joseph L. Goldstein

1986 – Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]

1988 – Gertrude Elion

1989 – Harold Varmus

1991 – Erwin Neher

1991 – Bert Sakmann

1993 – Richard J. Roberts

1993 – Phillip Sharp

1994 – Alfred Gilman

1994 – Martin Rodbell

1995 – Edward B. Lewis

1997 – Stanley B. Prusiner

1998 – Robert F. Furchgott

2000 – Eric R. Kandel

2002 – Sydney Brenner

2002 – Robert H. Horvitz

Physics

1907 – Albert Abraham Michelson

1908 – Gabriel Lippmann

1921 – Albert Einstein

1922 – Niels Bohr

1925 – James Franck

1925 – Gustav Hertz

1943 – Gustav Stern

1944 – Isidor Issac Rabi

1945 – Wolfgang Pauli

1952 – Felix Bloch

1954 – Max Born

1958 – Igor Tamm

1958 – Il’ja Mikhailovich

1958 – Igor Yevgenyevich

1959 – Emilio Segre

1960 – Donald A. Glaser

1961 – Robert Hofstadter

1962 – Lev Davidovich Landau

1963 – Eugene P. Wigner

1965 – Richard Phillips Feynman

1965 – Julian Schwinger

1967 – Hans Albrecht Bethe

1969 – Murray Gell-Mann

1971 – Dennis Gabor

1972 – Leon N. Cooper

1973 – Brian David Josephson

1975 – Benjamin Mottleson

1976 – Burton Richter

1978 – Arno Allan Penzias

1978 – Peter L Kapitza

1979 – Stephen Weinberg

1979 – Sheldon Glashow

1988 – Leon Lederman

1988 – Melvin Schwartz

1988 – Jack Steinberger

1990 – Jerome Friedman

1992 – Georges Charpak

1995 – Martin Perl

1995 – Frederick Reines

1996 – David M. Lee

1996 – Douglas D. Osheroff

1997 – Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

2000 – Zhores I. Alferov

2003 – Vitaly Ginsburg

2003 – Alexei Abrikosov

After reviewing this list, can you supply a reason for the large discrepancy between the Arab/Islamic population’s contribution to the world body and that of the Jew? There are 165 Jews listed as opposed to 6 from the Arab side.