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Al-Ghanim announced Jerusalem Intellectuals Forum personality of year '18
March 11, 2018, 9:02 am

The Jerusalem Intellectuals Forum has selected Kuwaiti National Assembly speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim as the personality of the year 2018 in recognition of his staunch support of Palestinian rights. The Kuwaiti chief lawmaker was selected particularly after his verbal protest against the Israeli Knesset delegation attending Inter-Parliamentary Union talks in St Petersburg, Russia, in October last year, said the forum in a statement.

Al-Ghanim reacted furiously to the Israeli parliament representative's remarks regarding imprisoned Palestinian lawmakers. The Knesset delegation chose to exit the talks following the objection.

The selection has received the blessing of the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who praised the Kuwaiti lawmaker and his stance towards the Palestinian people, added the forum's head

Talal Abu Afifa. Al-Ghanim will be announced as the prize winner in a ceremony held at Al-Quds University in April, alongside numerous awards for literary, academic, artistic and cultural icons.

Winners of the award include Algeria's Culture Minister Azzedine Mihoubi (2017) and Sharjah Ruler Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al-Qassemi (2016).

Source: KUNA

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