From: Ismail Zayid
To: bob.carr@www.nsw.gov.au
Cc: letters@smh.com.au ; valhadeff@jewishnews.net.au
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2003 12:07 PM
Subject: Hanan Ashrawi.

 Mr. Bob Carr,
Premier, New South Wales,
Australia.
 
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 Council resolutions.
 
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,
 
Yours sincerely
 
Ismail Zayid, M.D.
Professor,Retd., Faculty 0f Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia