Matt Hefler Presents: On This Day October 14, 1994

On this day (October 14th) in 1994, the annual Nobel peace prize is announced to be shared between Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and two leading Israelis, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. The aware was given out “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East.” ( The award was considered somewhat tainted by the resignation of a member of the Nobel peace prize committee members. The BBC reported that Kare Kristiansen resigned in objection to Arafat’s inclusion with prize, as he considered the Palestine leader “too tainted by violence, terror and torture”.