Israeli author eulogizes his friend with lament for lack of leadership for peace before audience that included both Netanyahu and Abbas.
The best eulogies were those that addressed not only what Peres had accomplished, but also what remains left to be done.
The prize-winning novelist, in his graveside eulogy to statesman Shimon Peres, challenges Israeli leaders to pursue the unfinished business of resolving decades of conflict with the Palestinians.
Shimon Peres didn't have the courage to stick to his views, so his only accomplishments were largely motivated by the desire to win love and respect in the right circles.
'When I met Peres in the early seventies, he was a banal hawk, in my eyes – supporting settlers, a settler lover, a security man,' Amos Oz says.
At Sopot, aficionados describe why they eat up translations from the Hebrew, especially writers like Etgar Keret, who don’t push the Holocaust, the Palestinian conflict or kibbutzim.
The actress, who directs and plays the novelist’s mother, says 'his feedback to my script adaptation was more of a factual nature than a creative one.'
The right-wing group's director tells Haaretz, however, that the public has the right to know about cultural figures' left-wing affiliations.
Amos Oz praises Sarid as 'courageous, wise, stubborn' and true educator as hundreds attend funeral for former minister, Knesset member, Meretz chairman and Haaretz columnist.
But the film ‘Censored Voices,’ in which army veterans do the talking, would do well to include other censored voices – those of religious soldiers.