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Wednesday, November 05, 2003

When is it tomorrow in Australia?

Ashrawi to receive Sydney Peace Prize Thursday
Referred to as a "Palestinian legislator," even though the PA has failed to pull together a government under their new prime minister, Hanan Ashrawi was recently quoted as saying,
"[Israeli Prime Minister Sharon] is systematically implementing his vision to destroy the Palestinian national identity . . . It's a sure recipe for anger, desperation and hostility."

In her Sydney Peace Prize Lecture last night in Sydney, Ashrawi blamed Islamic and Jewish fundamentalists, Christian evangelicals and ideological neoconservatives, for disrupting the "Middle East peace process" at the expense of moderate Palestinians.

Ashrawi will be awarded the Sydney Peace Prize tomorrow. The Sydney City Council and the Lord Mayor of Sydney will boycott the event.