135. Why not give prize to Israel terrorists?

To show her displeasure for granting Yasser Arafat a share of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, Barbara Barcia (Oct. 21) suggested Saddam Hussein as the next candidate for the Prize. Myron Schoenfeld (Dec. 3) gave us even a list of other potential candidates, like Cedras, Pol Pot, Assad and Gadhafi.

Arafat is not the first terrorist turned statesman to win a Nobel Peace Prize. This honor belongs to a former prime minister of Israel, Menachem Begin, the leader of a Zionist terrorist organization called Irgun Zvai Leumi. Achievements of the Irgun include: the kidnaping and murdering of British soldiers and police in Palestine, the blowing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, the massacre of 251 old men, women and children in Deir Yassin...

My candidate for the next Nobel Peace Prize is another terrorist turned statesman, a former prime minister of Israel and a leader of another Zionist terrorist organization called the Stern Gang, Yitzhak Shamir. In fact many other Israeli leaders qualify as potential candidates, my favorite is the butcher of Lebanon, Ariel Sharon.

December 10, 1994