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Oz, Amos

Israeli novelist Amos Oz is the author of Black Box, To Know a Woman, and Under This Blazing Light. He has published 18 books in Hebrew, and about 450 articles and essays in Israeli and international magazines and newspapers which have been translated into 30 languages in over 35 countries. Since the Six Day War in 1967, Amos Oz has been actively involved with various groups within the Israeli Peace Movement. He has been one of the leading figures of "Peace Now" since its founding in 1977.

The Zionist Imperative:  The Meaning of Homeland
The Jews' right to the land of Israel is comparable to that of a “drowning man to grasp the only plank that can save him.” Because of our historical connection to it, this is the only land to which the Jews would have come to establish a homeland, but the land is not “holy.” However, this is also the Palestinians' homeland, and that makes for a tragic clash of rights. [Full article...]
Zionism > Zionism Revisited

Coming Home:  Meaning of Homeland for the Jewish People
More and more ethnic minorities are becoming increasingly involved in their roots and their traditions. Jewish liturgy and politics has always been based around the triangle of the Land of Israel, the People of Israel and the Book of Israel. [Full article...]
Judaism > Jewish Identity