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The Nobel prize in chemis- try was awarded October 6 to two Israelis, Avram Hershko and Aaron Ciechanover of the Technion in Haifa, and an American, Irwin Rose of the University of California at Irvine, for a discovery that advances the fight against cancer. The three share the $1.3 million prize along with its international acclaim. At an October 6 news conference in Israel, Ciecha- novel 57, accepted the prize in a uniquely Israeli tone: "The human brain is the only natural resource that Israel possesses." "This is proof of the kinds of things Israeli scientists can achieve," Ciechanover said. His mentor, Hungarian- born Hershko, 67, also framed the win as a national triumph: "We're very excited, and very happy to bring good news to the people of Israel." In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the scientists found and named the protein ubiquitin, which marks other proteins for destruction once they have carried out their task, a process that regulates the body. Alternatively, unwanted proteins that linger in the body can cause disease like cancer. unity Do You Have Pre-Paid Funeral Arrangements With Another Funeral Home? We Can and Will Accept All Other Pre-Paid Plans r i n u m m m n l i [ 10% Discount on ] Ii services and merchandiseI on any new j Pre-need contracts. I I L J 640 Lee Rd. Orlando, Florida W.E. "Manny" Adams, LFD James R. Cardinal, Executive Director Michael Meyer, Family Pre-need Counselor Tzvi Halikman, Ritual Director The trio's discovery led to the creation of the cancer drug Velcade, approved last year in the United States, that targets sick cells. Previously, cancer treatments had a tendency to kill cells indiscriminately, a debilitating and potentially lethal complication for the patient. "We discovered the process by which the body exercises quality control," Ciechanover said. Asked in a phone interview with JTA if the attention on Israel overshadowed his honor, Rose--who said that the Israelis worked in his lab at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia at dif- ferent times between 1977 to 1996--said, "absoluteLy not." "They deserve this prize for the important observation" they made, he told JTA, stressing the "important contribution from the Technion." In fact, Rose said, he never thought he would win the Nobel, but "was confident" that Hershko would. "There's no question about it that he did the major work in this field. I was a contributor and I never felt that I was really the key person," he said. Several Jews were among the Nobel laureates announced lastweek, but there was special pride in the accomplishment of the Israelis. Upon hearing the news, Melvyn Bloom, executive vice president of the Ameri- can Technion Society, instantly recalled the im- age of Gal Fridman--the windsurfer who won Israel's first Olympic gold in Athens By Michael J. Jordan NEW YORK (JTA)--The battle between Israel and the United Nations agency that aids Palestinians intensified on several fronts two weeks ago. First, Israel charged that Palestinians in Gaza used a U.N. ambulance to transport a rocket. Then the U.N.'s top refu- gee official admitted that some of his staff are Hamas members. A day later, the Israel Defense Forces chief of op- erations, Yisrael Ziv, said that Israel had arrested 13 Palestinians employed by the United Nations on suspicion of terrorism links. Together, the developments provided more fodder to those who accuse UNRWA, the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, of turning a blind eye to terror- ism in its midst. And they highlighted the complicated--and conten- tious-relationship that ex- ists between Israel and the U.N. agency. Even as Israel climbed down a bit on October 5, saying it needed to further investigate whether the video image on which the latest charge was based actually depicted a rocket, critics of the United Nations asserted that the de- velopments show the agency's tolerance of terrorist activity within its refugee camps is tantamount to complicity. UNRWA--which provides humanitarian assistance, education services and health care to 4.1 million Palestin- HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS OCTOBER 22, Nobel prize winners CIECHANOVER. photo by Israel Cancer ResearCh I~ AVRAM HERSHKO (1) two months ago--"wrapping For its part, Hebrew himself in the Israeli flag, and versity e-mailed JTA to they were playing Hatikvah." that the two scientists "This one I feel the same way among its graduates. about in a larger sense," said Bloom, whose society raises Fund, anAmerican funds for the Technion. funds cancer research Afterall these years and the rael, stated its tremendous achievement of release. "We invested the scientific community in research "and"are the Jewish state, "this is the reaping firsttimethatlsraeliscientists vestment," said its havewon the Nobel prize," he Dr. Yashar Hirshaut said. cal oncologist and Jewish institutions touched professor at by.the scientists felt a special Medical College-New glory. Hospital. "This is a mark of distinc- The group has fund tion for Israeli science in Ciechanover for 22 general and for the Technion and in particular," said Yitzhak receiving ag Apeloig, president of what year for seven years. is known officially as the The news of Technion Israel Institute for Technology. See Nobel on page 10 ians, 1.3 million ofwh0m live in 59 UNRWA refugee camps in Gaza, the West Bank, Leba- non, Syria and Jordan--has long rejected the charge. The agency's defenders respond thatsome of Israel's supporters are campaigning to discredit an institution that promotes the rights of Palestinian refugees. Where Israel accuses, and sometimes arrests, UNRWA staffers for terrorist activities or abuse of U.N. facilities, the agency says that at most, such instances represent the work of a few bad apples. To some U.N. watchers, the problem is systemic. "There may be individuals who do things, but it hap- pens within a context that is not unsupportive of ter- rorist activities," says Harris O. Schoenberg, a longtime nongovernmental activist at the United Nations and the author of "Combating Ter- rorism: The Role of the U.N." "The U.N. is basically tilted to the Arab side, and within that context, UNRWA is one of the worst examples." On October 4, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Giller- man, delivered to U.N. Sec- retary-General Kofi Annan aerial footage purported to show a Palestinian loading a Kassam rocket into the back of a van Clearly marked "U.N." Gillerman called fora full U.N. investigation and the firing of UNRWA's commissioner-gen- eral, Peter Hansen. After viewing the footage, the Gaza-based Hansen--a native of Denmark---said the long, thin item carried by a photo courtesy of the UNR WA 's general, PETER man in the video was weapon but a folded up, table stretcher. Nevertheless, he rized a four-member to the region October investigate the ambul incident as well. Annan also agreed investigate. But in a conference on Octobt his spokesman said to doubt Hansen's sions," adding that has warned allegations safety of U.N. workers in the regior IDF on October 5 pul video from its Web site one-line statement: is reviewing t.he ana the footage in which vehicles are seen suspicious activit' bat zone in Gaza." ( ternoon of October 4 an Israeli to JTA We checked it. See U.N. on page 1J