Hava Foguel: Jerusalem, 1935-2010

Israeli and Palestinian activists old enough to remember the start of the Occupation will remember Hava Foguel who was fighting it from 1967. Hava passed away earlier this week in Jerusalem. She was a truly amazing woman: always thinking about others, most generous, understanding and accepting of the other and the different; and always thinking about the oppressed, whoever and wherever they are: Palestinians, abused women, minorities and immigrants in the US, and the homeless. She fiercely stood on the side of justice, and for many years fought against the Occupation.

Hava was a close friend of many years, and a supporter of the IOA.

She is survived by her husband Shaul Foguel, a retired Hebrew University professor and a life-long activist, two sons, and many admiring friends. She will be greatly missed by all of us who knew her and were so energized and inspired by her.

(31 March 2010)

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