Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2003 12:07 PM
Subject: Hanan Ashrawi.
Mr. Bob Carr,
Premier, New South Wales,
Oct. 26, 2003,
Dear Mr. Carr:
I am writing to thank you and congratulate you for your courageous
and principled stand in withstanding the Zionist campaign to deny Professor
Hanan Ashrawi the Sydney Peace Prize, for 2003.
Hanan Ashrawi is an intellectual, an international human rights
activist and a reasoned voice for the Palestinian people, who have been
subjected to intolerable subjugation , daily humiliation and violation of their
basic human rights under the illegal Israeli occupation, which has been allowed
to stand for 36 years, in defiance of international law and repeated Security
Professor Ashrawi's reputation, as a courageous voice for women and
the oppressed, is internationally recognised. She was honoured two years ago at
St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Thank you again,
Ismail Zayid, M.D.
Professor,Retd., Faculty 0f Medicine, Dalhousie University,
Halifax, Nova Scotia