Thursday, March 22, 2007

In Memoriam: Tanya Reinhart--From Electronic Intifada

On Saturday, 17 March 2007, Israeli linguist and activist Tanya Reinhart passed away in New York at the age of 63. Tanya's was a vital and rare Israeli voice that never wavered when it came to criticizing Israel's systematic violations of Palestinians' rights, including making a professional sacrifice by contributing to the discourse over the academic boycott of Israel. The following article, penned by Tanya and published by EI on 25 May 2005, reminds us what a void she leaves behind. [follow the above link for article]

The above picture reflects my idea of Tanya Reinhart's age; I thought she was a youngster (well, gee 63 is not that old, I guess). I'm very sad that she died soon after she fled to NY from the fierce firestorm that is Israel/Palestine. She didn't get to live in peace very long--if it is even possible for a person of conscience to find peace anywhere these days. Linda

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