by the ISM Media Team, March 18th
Tanya Reinhart, Israeli anti-apartheid activist, died suddenly of a stroke in New York last night, March 17, 2007. She was 63 years old.
Reinhart received her B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy and Comparative Literature from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and later became a professor of linguistics at Tel Aviv University.
Reinhart’s thesis supervisor was Noam Chomsky. So it’s not hard to imagine her special interest on politics and media of the Middle East.
She was a strong supporter of the academic boycott of Israel, was a co-founder of the Coalition of Women for Peace, and author of many articles and books, including Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948.
In this book, Reinhart delves into the root causes of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, exposes the ways in which Israel has systematically worked to undermine the Oslo peace agreements, and highlights the connections between the Israeli/Palestinian issue and the U.S. War on Terrorism.
Reinhart was a dedicated political and human rights activist, committed to a peaceful and just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Thank you, Tanya, for your amazing words, unforgettable humanitarian work, and commitment to peace and justice!
International Solidarity Movement
Photo from Biddu, 2004