Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Abbas Wants The Nobel Prize!

President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to persuade the Nobel committee to award him the Peace Prize, Israeli media reported Wednesday.

Unnamed diplomatic sources in Oslo revealed Abbas has recruited mediators, including the PLO's Jerusalem affairs chief Ahmed Qrei'a, to convince the committee to grant him the prize, Israeli news site Ynet said.

Former recipients of the prestigious award include late Fatah leader Yasser Arafat, late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, US President Barack Obama, and Israeli President Shimon Peres.

The names of nominees are kept secret for fifty years, so rumors pertaining to announce nominations are purely speculative.
Actually, this is not so far-fetched--

Like Rabin and Peres, Abbas is a Middle East leader.
Like Obama, Abbas has done nothing to earn the prize.
Like Arafat, Abbas is a terrorist leader.

With such obvious qualifications, who could say no?

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1 comment:

NormanF said...

The Nobel Prize is a joke. What has Abu Bluff done for Middle East peace?

But nothing is beyond the Nobel Committee's unusually relaxed award standards.