Last updated on: 9/22/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Amos Oz Biography

Title:
Full Professor of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Israel must withdraw from the occupied Palestinian territories; otherwise there will be no peace. Palestinian refugees should have a safe and permanent home in the state of Palestine, not in Israel. Otherwise we will have two Palestinian states, and not even one for the Jewish people.”

Speech upon recieving the Catalonia International Prize, Sep. 8, 2004

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Full Professor of Hebrew Literature, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, 1987-present
  • Nominated “Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters,” French Republic, 2005
  • Goethe cultural award for life’s work, 2005
  • International “Die Welt” Literary Award (Berlin) for A Tale of Love and Darkness, 2004
  • Ovidius Prize, from Romania’s writes union, for his literary merit and his peace work, 2004
  • Israeli participant in the drafting of the 2003 Geneva Initiative
  • Freedom of Expression Prize, awarded by the Norwegian Authors’ Union, 2002
  • International Medal of Tolerance, awarded by the Polish Ecumenical Council, 2002
  • Honorary Doctorate, Brandeis University, MA, 1998
  • Elected Honorary Fellow, St. Anne’s College, Oxford England, 1999
  • Knight’s Cross of the Legion D’Honneur of the Republic of France, awarded by President Jacques Chirac, 1997
  • Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic, 1984
  • Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Children’s Literature, Denmark (for Sumchi), 1978
  • Chief spokesmen of the Peace Now movement since its founding in 1977
  • Brenner Prize for Literature, Israel (for The Hill of Evil Counsel), 1976
Education:
  • Studied Philosophy and Literature, Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Does the Right of Return Imply the Destruction of Israel?
  2. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?