Former Chancellor Bruno Kreisky will pay a private visit to Israel this spring, it was reported here today. In an interview with the Austrian daily, Arbeiterzeitung, Shulamit Aloni, a Knesset member of the Civil Rights Movement, and one of the winners last week of the Bruno Kreisky Peace Prize, confirmed that Kreisky has accepted an invitation to come to Israel to speak at the International Center for Peace in the Middle East.
The Center was founded in 1977 by the editors of New Outlook magazine, an English-language monthly close to Mapam. Its editor-in-chief, Simha Flapan, was a recipient of the Kreisky Peace Prize three years ago. The objective of the Center, which is composed of Jewish and Arab Israelis, is to create a dialogue and trust between the two peoples.
Aloni received the Kreisky award for her fight for civil rights and for understanding between Jews and Arabs. The Friends of Tel Aviv University were awarded the prize for supporting biological research to fight hunger. Another awardee was Oswald Amstler, an Austrian writer who has published books on children in concentration camps.
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