Sydney's Peace Prize Hijacked

(Sydney Daily Telegraph-Australia) - The selection of long-time PLO advocate and Arafat ally Hanan Ashrawi for the Sydney Peace Prize makes a mockery of the award. Ashrawi doesn't meet the key criteria nominated by those behind the prize - a commitment to the principles and philosophy of non-violence. She doesn't fulfill the other major element either - having made no significant contributions to global peace. She supported the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, has declared that Israeli civilians are legitimate targets for Palestinian terrorists, and doesn't think of Hamas as a terrorist group.

2003-10-23 00:00:00

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