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Swedish Lawmakers Nominate Peace Now for Nobel Peace Prize

Four members of the Swedish Parliament have informed the Jerusalem Post that they have nominated the Peace Now movement in Israel for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

In a telegram to the Post they explained they “consider the Peace Now movement to be one of the most important elements in fostering a dialogue which could lead to peace between Israelis and Arabs … a solution to the conflict between Israel and the Arabs may also contribute to a lessening of tensions between the superpowers.”

Former Premier Menachem Begin shared the Nobel Peace Prize with the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat after conclusion of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty.