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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fouzi El-Asmar, 1937-2013

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Fouzi El-Asmar, Palestinian and Israeli Arab author of To Be An Arab in Israel (1975) and much else besides, journalist, academic,  and activist, has died. Born in Haifa, he eventually became a prominent dissident voice among Israeli Arabs. With allies such as Israel Shahak and Uri Avnery, he nonetheless spent time in Israeli prisons and eventually settled in the United States, teaching and writing.  Magda Abu-Fadil remembers him at the Huffington Post,

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