Int’l campaign to withdraw Nobel prize from Peres
A member of the European committee to lift the siege revealed efforts to withdraw the Nobel peace prize from Israeli president Shimon Peres as a result of the aggression on the Gaza Strip. Bahraini literati also launched a similar campaign.
Georgios Anastopoulos, the representative of the European committee in Greece said that the idea of withdrawing Peres” Nobel prize came after he said a week ago that what concerned him was the interest of Israel, not what was happening in Gaza.
Anastopoulos added that people awarded the Nobel prize came up with this idea which later developed into a general effort and a campaign to collect signatures of intellectuals, writers and scholars throughout the world, pointing that hundreds signed the petition.
Anastopoulos said that after collecting the largest number of signatures on the petition, it would be submitted to the Swedish academy of sciences which is responsible for the award to decide whether to withdraw the prize from Peres or not.