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    Elie Wiesel called the pope’s criticism of Israel’s planned security barrier a "politicization of terrorism." The Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate told the Corriere della Serra newspaper that he expected Pope John Paul II to back Israel’s right to self-defense and condemn terrorism without commenting on the fence, which Israel is building to… More ▸

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    President Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize, in part for brokering the Camp David peace accords between Israel and Egypt. Carter, who served as U.S. president from 1977 to 1981, was cited for decades of work for human rights and conflict resolution. Israeli police scuffled with Palestinians trying to force their way into the Temple… More ▸

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    Members of the Nobel Peace Prize committee criticized Shimon Peres for supporting Israel’s current military actions. "It is grotesque," said Hanna Kvanmo, a committee member who said she supported the decision to award him the prize in 1994, along with the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. More ▸