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Siniora, Mapam Leader Win Prizes

June 13, 1988
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Palestinian editor Hanna Siniora and Israeli Mapam party leader Victor Shemtov have been awarded the “Golden Dove for Peace” journalism prizes.

“I dedicate this recognition to all who have given their life for the recognition of the rights of the Palestinian people,” said Siniora, editor of the East Jerusalem Arab newspaper Al Fajr.

He and Shemtov, who received a special prize for his actions toward resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict, appeared at a news conference Thursday.

Siniora said U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz’s Middle East peace plan lacked two fundamental points: the right of Palestinian self-determination and recognition of the PLO as the sole representative of the Palestinians.

The prize was instituted in 1986 by the Disarmament Archive, in association with Italy’s Cooperative Consumers Association.

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