Former Nobel Committee member: Revoke Arafat’s prize

December 05, 2001

Kaare Kristiansen who resigned in protest at the decision to award Yasser Arafat the Nobel peace prize has said the panel should publicly express regret. Yasser Arafat received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 "for his efforts to create peace in the Middle East."

-- Tom Gross


KRISTIANSEN: THE PANEL SHOULD PUBLICLY EXPRESS REGRET

Jewish Telegraph Agency
December 5, 2001

A former Nobel Committee member said the panel should publicly express regret for awarding the 1994 Peace Prize to Yasser Arafat. Blaming the Palestinian leader for the upsurge in Middle East violence, Kaare Kristiansen said Tuesday he had been right to oppose the committee’s decision to award Arafat the prize. Kristiansen quit the committee in 1994 to protest the award.


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