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Author, peace advocate to speak on Israel, Nov. 10

Israeli author and peace advocate Amos Oz will lecture at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in McCosh 50.

Oz, a prominent figure in the Peace Now movement since 1977 and one of Israel's leading novelists, will speak on "Israel: Peace and War." He was among a group of Israeli and Palestinian politicians, human rights advocates and intellectuals that recently unveiled a new blueprint for peace in the Middle East after two years of secret talks.

Since the 1967 war, Oz has published numerous articles and essays about the Israeli/Arab conflict, campaigning for a compromise based on mutual recognition and co-existence between Israel and a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.

A visiting professor at Princeton in 1997, Oz currently holds the Agnon Chair of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is the author of works including "Where the Jackals Howl," "My Michael" and "Black Box." In 1998 he won the Israel Prize for literature.

Oz's talk is designated as the Walter Edge Lecture and is part of the University's Public Lectures Series. Arrangements were made through the B'nai B'rith Lecture Bureau. The event will be Webcast .

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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