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To support this initiative (join the list of signatories) please send an email to jkatriel@tx.technion.ac.il

 

To the Committee of the Alternative Nobel Price

 

We, a group of peace activists, struggling against the occupation of Palestinian lands, would like to submit the name of Tali Fahima as a candidate for the Alternative Nobel Price for Peace.

 

Tali Fahima, born 1976, an Israeli peace activist, did a great work for peace and better understanding between Palestinians and Israelis.

  

About a year and a half ago Tali, then a right wing sympathizer, working as a clerk in a law office, decided to see for herself the situation in the Palestinian territories. She went alone to Jenin, a Palestinian town having a frightening name in Israel, in order to meet the head of the local notorious so-called terrorist group. To her astonishment she found friendly people who explained to her their point of view. Profoundly impressed, Tali spoke on television trying to explain to the Israelis the real meaning of the occupation. She went again to Jenin trying to help: she volunteered to be a "living shield" for one of the local leaders targeted by the Israeli army; she tried to renew the acting school for children once established by the late Arna Mer, a peace activist who received about ten years ago the Alternative Nobel Price and used the money to found a theater in Jenin.

 

All this was too much for the Israeli authorities. Tali was arrested, first as "administrative detainee" (a procedure allowing the Security Service to detain anybody, practically indefinitely, without pressing charges), and then accused of some fabricated misdeeds against the "security of the state". Tali's persecution and trial is still going on and she is kept in prison.   Her family suffers too as a result of an orchestrated witch-hunt: her mother and sister had to change their dwelling place, and her mother was dismissed from her job. The Israeli mass-media (with noteable exceptions, though) treats Tali as a traitor.

 

Tali did her best and paid a heavy price for trying to encourage the understanding and solidarity between Israelis and Palestinians. We believe that Tali truly deserves the Alternative Nobel Price.

 

 

Miriam Adams, Albuquerque NM, USA.

 

Professor Ammiel Alcalay, Queens College / Graduate Center,  

      City University of New York.

 

Hassan M. Al-Haifi, Senior Columnist and Editor, Yemen Times.

 

Dr. Janina Altman, Chemist.


Prof. Colman Altman, Physicist
.

 

Gil Alvarez, California, USA.

 

Nitza Aminov

 

Professor Daniel Amit, Istituto di Fisica, La Sapienza, Roma.

 

Hanna Aviram

 

Nachoua el-Azhari, Cairo, Egypt.

 

Professor Mona Baker, UK.

 

Yossi Bartal, Jerusalem.

 

Eldad Benary, Saugerties, NY.

 

Alissa Ben-Ari, Tel Aviv. 

  Professor Matania Ben-Artzi, Hebrew University.

 

  Ofra Ben-Artzi, Jerusalem.

Elat Benda

 

Marcia Bernstein, Brooklyn, New York.

 

Jo Bird, England.

 

Jeffrey Boss, Senior Lecturer (retired), Bristol University.

 

Ido Bruno, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Dena Bugel-Shunra, Port Townsend, WA, USA.

 

Prof. Dr. John BUNZL, Political Science, Austrian Institute for

         International Affairs (0IIP) and University of Vienna.

 

Dan Burnstein, Boston.

 

Paula Cardoso, South Africa.

 

Smadar Carmon, The Coalition for Just Peace in Palestine and Israel,

         Toronto.

 

Rachel Choukroun, Marseille,France.

 

Adi Dagan, Coalition of Women for Peace, Israel.

 

Sarah Danaher, Cork, Ireland.

 

Dr A E Dangor, Imperial College London, UK.

 

Dr. David Degani, Haifa.

 

Dr. Diana Dolev

 

Dan van-Egmond, Marseille, France.

 

Esther Eillam.

 

Katayoun Etminani, Teacher, France.

 

Pnina Firestone,  Forum for the struggle against unemployment;

       Women's coalition for peace, Israel.

 

Ruth Fruchtman, Writer, Berlin.

 

Mark Galmud

 

Ron Ganzfried, Association Swiss-Palestine, Bern, Switzerland.

 

Monica Gilboa Ph.D., Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Professor Rachel Giora, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

Professor Eli Glasner, Department of mathematics,

        Tel Aviv university.

 

Professor Oded Goldreich, Weizmann Institute of Science,

         Rehovot, Israel.

 

Joanna Graham, USA.

 

John and Jennifer Grosvenor, Portland, Oregon, USA.

 

Professor Yossi Guttmann, University of Haifa.

 

Mirjim Hadar, Tel-Aviv University.

 

Professor Uri Hadar, Tel Aviv University.

 

Hava Halevi, Jerusalem.

 

Idan Halili

 

Dr. Roni Hammermann, Jerusalem.

 

Gillian Handyside, UK.

 

Tal Haran

 

Eric Hazan, publisher, La Fabrique, Paris.

 

Drago Heler, Philosopher, Australia.

 

Annemarie Hendrikz, HIV and AIDS worker, South Africa.

 

Yoav Hess, Activist for "Yesh Gvul".

 

Sarah Irving, Britain
           Olive Co-operative Ltd, Responsible tourism, trade

           and education in the Middle East.
 

Dr Ronit Lentin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

 

Liliane Cordova Kaczerginski, France,

        [daughter of Schmerke, Vilnius ghetto guerilla fighter].

 

Jacob Katriel, Haifa.

 

Adam Keller, Editor of Other Israel

 

Hava Keller, WOFPP (Woman Organization For Political Prisoners).

 

Professor Baruch Kimmerling, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

 

Laurence Kirby, Woodstock, NY, USA.

 

Beate Klarsfeld.

 

Sharon Komash

 

Joel Kovel, Willow, NY, USA.

 

Blair Kuntz, Librarian,
         University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Canada.

 

Dr Fintan Lane, Dublin, Ireland.

 

Uri Laor

 

Vivien Lichtenstein, London, UK.

Joint Action for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Jews for Justice for Palestinians www.jfjfp.org
European Jews for a Just Peace www.ejjp.org
British Shalom-Salaam Trust

Dr.   R. Ruth Linden, San Francisco, California, USA. 

Joelle Marelli, Translator, Paris, France.

 

Rela Mazali

 

Joe Moore.

 

Professor Moshe' Machover, London, England.      

 

Ronit Marian-Kadishay

  Dr. Ruchama Marton, President, Physicians for Human Rights,

            Israel.

Irene McPhail, Berkely Ca.

 

Benjamin Merhav, Melbourne , Australia.

 

Doris Mossinson

 

Faran Nader, MIS Director
       Oregon Human Development Corp.

 

Ofer Neiman, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Orna Neumann, UK.

 

Marlene Newesri, New York City.

 

Claire Oren, Machsom Watch.

 

Nora Orlov, MachsomWatch.

 

Dr. Ilan Pappe, University of Haifa.

 

Gerhard Pulfer, Austria.

 

Michal Pundak Sagie, Hertzlyia, Israel.

 

Michal Raz

 

Eitan Reich, Tel-Aviv-Jaffa.

 

No'omi and Avraham Rinat, Rehovot, Israel.

 

Marilyn Robinson, Human Rights Activist, aka 2nd mamma,
         Denver,CO.

 

Ellen Rohlfs, Germany.

 

Professor Dana Ron, Tel Aviv.

 

Atallah Said,  Chairman,  Arab Labour Group, London, UK. 

  

Waltraud Schauer, Vienna, Austria, member of "women in black".

 

Evalyn F. Segal

 

Prof. Nomi Shir, Beer Sheva.

 

Dr. Rann Smorodinsky

 

Doris A. Soroko, Barrytown, NY, USA.

 

Gideon Spiro, Council for Vanunu

 

John Spritzler, Boston, MA, USA.

 

Talila Stan, Fighting Court-ruption.

 

Thomas Immanuel Steinberg, Hamburg, Germany.

 

Ingrid Steinitz, Denmark.

 

Rivka Sum

Tirtza Tauber, Tel Aviv.

 

Michael Varshawski, Journalist, Jerusalem. 

 

Dan Vered, Tel Aviv.

 

Eric Walberg, Uzbekistan.

 

Eric Weissberg, Woodstock NY

 

Shani Werner

 

Shmuel Yerushalmi, Poet.

 

Ofra Yeshua-Lyth, Author, Ramat Gan, Israel, www.eretzbrith.com

 

Daniela Yoel

 

 

 

"Juedische Stimme fuer gerechten Frieden in Nahost, EJJP
Deutschland" (Jewish Voice for a Just Peace, EJJP Germany). 

       Tali Fahima hat sich um den alternativen Nobelpreis verdient
        gemacht, da sie צchst couragiert,  trotz des hohen Preises
        des Freiheitsentzugs, allein ihrem eigenen kritischen Urteil
        folgt und von ihrer - einstmals im Fluechtlingslager von Jenin
        praktizierten - Solidaritaet mit den von der israelischen  

       Besetzung Betroffenen  nicht abrckt und sie im Gegenteil

       selbst im Gefengnis lautstark verteidigt.
       Tali Fahima symbolisiert jene Weltbuergerin und jenen
       Weltbuerger, die fuer die Universalitaet der Menschenrechte
       kaempfen und dafuer dass sie jedem Menschen zuteil werden;
       ungeachtet der  nationalen, ethnischen und religiaesen
       Zugehaerigkeit sowie unabhengig von der aekonomischen,
       sozialen und politischen Stellung.
       Solche Buergerinnen und Buerger braucht die Welt!
       Sie sind die Avantgarde einer wohlverstandenen
       Globalisierung im Interesse einer lebenswerten
       Zukunft.

 

Union juive francaise pour la paix (UJFP)
       PARIS, FRANCE, Richard WAGMAN, President.

 

Women in Black, Marseille,France.

 

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Please contact the initiators of the recommendation:

 

Hava Keller 00-972-3-522-71-24

 

Shmuel Yerushalmi 00-972-77-525-0045

                                <shmuelyerushalmi10@yahoo.com>

 

Talila Stan 00-972-3-523-35-51

 

 

The Right Livelihood Award, established in 1980 by Jakob von Uexkull, is presented annually in the Swedish Parliament, on December 9, to honour those "working on practical and exemplary solutions to the most urgent challenges facing the world today". An international jury decides the award in such fields as environmental protection, human rights, sustainable development, health ,education, peace, etc. The prize money is shared among the winners, usually four, and is equivalent to US$230,000.

 

It also sometimes known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, even though it has nothing at all to do with the Nobel Prize. RLA makes little effort to clear up this misconception, indeed they have chosen to have their ceremony the day before the Nobel Prize. On their web page, they make numerous comparisons with the Nobel Prize, and they also provide a number of diagrams detailing how much more fair the RLA prize is than Nobel. http://www.rightlivelihood.se/compare.html                     

 

 

Recipients include: Plenty International, Bill Mollison, Wes Jackson, George Trevelyan, Petra Kelly, Wangari Maathai, Robert Jungk, Chipko movement, Survival International, Edward Goldsmith, Vandana Shiva, Astrid Lindgren,Leonardo Boff, Johan Galtung, Asghar Ali Engineer, Frances Moore-LappפUetc.