Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called “Remembering Amos Oz.”
Wow, this was so awesome today–I got to shake hands with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
We went to the memorial today for famous Israeli author, Amos Oz.
I love Oz’s literary works–he is a genius–even as I find myself disagreeing with some of his ideology: Yes, I agree with his humanism and the need to have peace with the Palestinians, but also I am steadfast that Israel must remain strong in the face of the numerous threats it faces, especially after the terrible lessons of the Holocaust. However, as much as I came to honor Oz, I felt is was a dishonor to him that the memorial was in great part turned into a political discourse for leftists (even as it was stated that Oz himself separated his pens for literature and politics).
I am convinced that in the end, it will be the moderates, and not the proliferating extremists (left or right) that bring peace, security, and justice to Israel and the Palestinians.
(Source Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal)