Veteran Israeli peace campaigner Uri Avnery dies aged 94

Jewish News August 20, 2018

Anti-occupation group Yachad paid tribute to the 94-year-old campaigner, saying he “fought for the establishment of the State of Israel, and as a peace fighter, he fought for its character as a Jewish and democratic state.

“A pioneer of investigative journalism in Israel Avnery was always one step ahead of everyone else, challenging the status quo. Never preaching without practising.”

“The eternal optimist did not get to see his vision of peace coming true, and there is still a lot of work to do to make this vision a reality. It is sad that all those who seek peace for Israel and Palestine will have to carry on without him as a compass.”

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