Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi is nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize
Máiread Maguire, Peace Price Laureate of 1976, has announced the nomination of Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi for the 2010 prize. The nomination is recognition of Dr Barghouthi’s commitment to peace and nonviolence in Palestine. Dr. Barghouthi was one of the speakers in the LEVE seminar Health as Foreign Policy: From Emergency to Governance.
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi (Photo: Wikipedia)
In her letter to Nobel Committee, Laureate Mairead Maguire states:
I have pleasure in nominating Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. I am inspired by the life and work of Dr. Barghouthi whose commitment to nonviolence, in his personal and public life, is truly in the Ghandian spirit.
For the Nobel Committee to give their 2010 Award to Dr. Barghouthi would be a recognition of not only his great spirit of peace and nonviolence, but also the Palestinian Nonviolent Movement, which gives us all hope for the future of Palestine, Israel and the Middle East Community.
About Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi
Dr. Barghouthi was born in Jerusalem in l954 to a Palestinian family from Deir Ghassaneh village in the Ramallah District.
As well as a Medical Graduate of Friendship University, Faculty of Medicine and got his degree in management from Stanford university , he is a member of the Palestinian parliament; former Minister of Information under the 2007 National Unity Government; 2005 presidential candidate; General secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative; social, political, human rights and peace activist, one of the most active grassroots leaders in Palestine, campaigner for the development of Palestinian civil society and grassroots democracy, outspoken advocate for internal reform, international spokesperson for the Palestinian cause, leading figure in the non-violent, peaceful struggle against the occupation, and organizer of international solidarity present in Palestine.
Mustafa Barghouthi has made an extraordinary contribution to initiatives to peacefully challenge the ongoing Israeli Occupation of Palestine ad bring it to an end, as well as efforts to build the institutional framework of Palestinian civil society and promote the Principles of internal democracy and good governance. He writes extensively for local and international audiences on civil society and democracy issues and the Political situation in Palestine, as well as on health development policy in Palestine.
Dr. Barghouthi has been at the forefront of initiatives promoting non-violent Resistance as the most effective means of overcoming Israeli Occupation, and has been consistently present at grassroots, nonviolent resistance initiatives against the construction of Israel’s Apartheid wall.
Dr. Barghouthi was one of the speakers in the LEVE seminar Health as Foreign Policy: From Emergency to Governance November 27th, 2009.
Mustafa Barghouthi Nominated for 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, Al Mubadara, February 3rd, 2010
Mustafa Barghouthi Nominated for 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, Palestine Monitor, February 3rd, 2010