Far left-wing Norwegian lawmaker nominates BDS for Nobel Peace Prize

Bjørnar Moxnes, a far left-wing Norwegian lawmaker, has nominated the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement for a Nobel Peace Prize. He claims that the group is a “peaceful, global human rights movement” that “seeks equal rights for Palestinian citizens of Israel.”
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A Norwegian lawmaker has nominated the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement for a Nobel Peace Prize. Bjørnar Moxnes, the head of Norway’s far left-wing Red Party, claimed in a statement published by the Inter Press News Agency that by selecting the group for the honor, the Norwegian Nobel Committee would be sending “a powerful sign demonstrating that the international community is committed to supporting a just peace in the Middle East.”

Moxnes is the sole representative of his party in the Norwegian parliament. “The BDS movement’s aims and aspirations for basic human rights are irreproachable,” he claimed in the statement. “They should be supported without reservation by all democratically-minded people and states.”

According to the far left-wing official, the BDS movement is a “peaceful, global human rights movement” that “seeks equal rights for Palestinian citizens of Israel.” He also mentioned that the group has been endorsed by Nobel Peace Prize laureates and “progressive Jewish groups.”



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