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Portrait of Amos Oz - Photo by Flash90

Amos Oz z”l

28 December 2018

Today, with the passing of Amos Oz, Israel lost one of its most articulate champions for peace and liberal democracy. Here is what he said about the relationship between the two:

“Everything that enhances tolerance, civil rights, the recognition of rights of minorities, has a direct implication on the efforts for peace, because the opposite of progress, open-mindedness, and pluralism is, always and everywhere, fanaticism, fundamentalism, and extremism.”

Amos Oz was a hero to many. We are thankful for his service to NIF on our International Council. We mourn his loss.

Photo Credit: Flash 90

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