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Israel Shahak

Professor + Thinker + Civil Rights Leader
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Born Apr 28, 1933
Died Jul 2, 2001

Israel Shahak was a Polish-born Holocaust survivor and Israeli professor of chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, known especially as a liberal political thinker, author, and civil rights activist. Between 1970-1990, he was president of the Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights and was an outspoken critic of the Israeli government. Shahak's writings on Judaism have been a source of widespread controversy.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1933 Birth Born in 1933.

TEENAGE

1945 12 Years Old Shahak was liberated from the camp in 1945, and shortly thereafter emigrated to the British Mandate of Palestine, where he wanted to join a kibbutz, but was turned down as "too weedy". … Read More

THIRTIES

1965 32 Years Old …  In 1965, he began his political activism against “classical Judaism” and Zionism. … Read More
1967 34 Years Old Following the 1967 Six-Day War, Shahak disavowed his affiliation with the League Against Religious Coercion, stating they were "fake liberals" who used liberal principles to fight religious influence in Israeli society, but failed to apply them to Israeli treatment of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. Shahak then became active with the Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights and was elected its president in 1970. … Read More
1970 37 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Between 1970-1990, he was president of the Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights and was an outspoken critic of the Israeli government. … Read More

FORTIES

1982 49 Years Old After the 1982 Lebanon War he also wrote of Israeli abuses in Lebanon. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

In 1994 he published Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years, in 1997 he published Open Secrets: Israel's Nuclear and Foreign Policies, and in 1994 he published Jewish Fundamentalism In Israel, co-authored with Norton Mezvinsky. … Read More
2001 68 Years Old Died in 2001.
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