Sunday, November 01, 2009

World History Blog Poll - Should Yasser Arafat have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994?

The poll has closed for the question, "Should Yasser Arafat have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994?" Thanks to all who participated by voting.

The answer was no for 74%. Yes got 10% while 14% were not sure.

It is a tough question. At my junior high school, bullies were often given "student of the week" awards when they did something like pick up trash. The idea was that this would motivate them to continue to do good deeds. Did it work with Arafat? Hard to say. I am sure middle east historians will argue this one forever depending on what side they back.

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