Israeli Nominated for Nobel Prize

An Israeli woman who works to promote understanding between Jews and Arabs has been nominated for the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize.

Shulamit Katznelson was among the more than 100 names submitted to the Peace Prize Committee in Oslo.

Katznelson was cited for her accomplishments in bringing Jews and Arabs together at Israel’s Ulpan Akiva in Netanya, which she heads. Jews study Arabic there with Arab instructors.

The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize will be announced in Oslo on Oct. 10. The award will be presented at ceremonies in December.

To date, only one Israeli has received the Peace Prize, established by Alfred Nobel in 1896. The recipient was Menachem Begin, the former prime minister, who died Monday. He shared it with the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.

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