Amos Oz, Israeli author and peace advocate, dies at 79

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Amos Oz, Israeli author and peace advocate, dies at 79

Jan 02 2019

Amos Oz, the renowned Israeli author whose work captured the characters and landscapes of his young nation, and who matured into a leading moral voice and an insistent advocate for peace with the Palestinians, died on Friday. He was 79.

His death was announced by his daughter Fania Oz-Salzberger, who wrote on Twitter that he had died after a short battle with cancer, "in his sleep, peacefully."

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