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Sun Jun 21, 2020, 01:03 PM

Zeev Sternhell, leading voice of Israeli left, dies at 85

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS JUNE 21, 2020 / 10:48 AM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

Zeev Sternhell, leading voice of Israeli left, dies at 85

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Zeev Sternhell, a leading Israeli expert in the study of fascism and a prominent voice in a fading Israeli left-wing which he lamented was too weak to overcome ultra-nationalism, died on Sunday. He was 85.

Sternhell, a Holocaust survivor and a political science professor at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, which announced his death, long opposed Israeli settlement-building on occupied land Palestinians seek for a state.

He cautioned that Israeli democracy was being put at risk by pro-settlement government policies towards the Palestinians.

“The left is no longer capable of overcoming the toxic ultra-nationalism that has evolved here, the kind whose European strain almost wiped out a majority of the Jewish people,” Sternhell wrote in the left-wing Haaretz newspaper in 2018.

In 2008, the year he won the prestigious Israel Prize, Sternhell was slightly wounded by a pipe bomb planted at his Jerusalem home by an ultra-nationalist.

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Sun Jun 21, 2020, 02:30 PM

1. Thank you, Zeev. RIP

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Mon Jun 22, 2020, 06:47 AM

2. He was a prominent voice in a fading......

Zionist Israeli left-wing.

The Israeli left wing youth of today are not fading and they are not Zionist .

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