UK, February 3, 2010 (Pal Telegraph) - Renowned Palestinian leader Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, who has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment to non-violent resistance to overcome the Israeli occupation, will be making a keynote speech at the Palestine Solidarity Campaign's annual meeting in London this week.
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and C=co-founder of the Peace People (Northern Ireland) stated in her nominating letter to the Nobel Committee:
"I have the pleasure in nominating Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. I am inspired by the life and work of Dr. Barghouthi, whose commitment to non-violence in his personal and public life is truly in the Ghandian spirit. For the Nobel Committee to give its 2010 award to Dr. Barghouthi would be a recognition of not only his great spirit of peace and non-violence, but also the Palestinian non-violent movement, which gives us all hope for the future of Palestine, Israel and the Middle East community."
The general secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative, Mustafa Barghouthi has made significant contributions to initiatives to peacefully challenge the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestine, as well as efforts to build the institutional framework of Palestinian civil society. He has been at the forefront of grassroots, non-violent resistance initiatives against the construction of Israel's apartheid wall. He writes extensively for local and international audiences on civil society and democracy issues and the political situation in Palestine, as well as on health development policy in Palestine.