The former mayor of Rishon Lezion, Meir Nitzan, initiated the development of a neighborhood to be named Kiryat Hataney Pras Nobel (קרית חתני פרס נובל) that would have streets named after Jewish Nobel Laureates. Along the main street of this neighborhood, a boulevard was to be established with a pedestal marking the contribution of each Jewish laureate. The Boulevard was inaugurated in 2004.
The Boulevard (טיילת) starts at the beginning of Eli Wiesel St. and continues through Henry Kissinger and Rene Cassin Streets.
The signs at the beginning of each section of the Boulevard note its purpose and the names of the people involved in the project. The Scientific advisor of the project, Prof. Israel Hanukoglu, is the founder and editor of the Israel Science Technology Directory and was a resident of Rishon Lezion at that time.
The photo below shows one example of the pedestal structure for each Nobel laureate. The top circular medal includes the year of the award in the center of the medal. The name of the laureate, the country, and the prize field are shown in both Hebrew and English. The sign on the side of the pedestal includes the Nobel citation in Hebrew and English.
- Google map of the Kiryat Hataney Pras Nobel
Photo 2 was adopted from Streetsigns.
Photo 4 was taken by Dr. Avishai Teicher.