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RIZ KHAN
Amos Oz
Riz meets the Israeli author and a leading figure in the Israeli 'Peace Now' movement.
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2009 08:37 GMT

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On Wednesday, Riz speaks with one of Israel's best-known authors, Amos Oz.

A founding member of the 'Peace Now' movement, Amos Oz has always been at the forefront of the Israeli struggle for identity and a staunch advocate of the two state solution.

For Oz "the situation in the middle east is a clash between the right and the right. The Palestinians are in Palestine because they have no other place in the world and the Israeli Jews are in Israel for the same reason - they have no other place in the world."

A thought, he says, that provides a perfect understanding for a tragic situation.

His first collection of stories, Where the Jackals Howl, was published in 1965, and he has since published 25 books, both fiction and non-fiction. His latest book Rhyming Life and Death, a behind -the-scene novel about an author in Tel Aviv and the art of writing, was published in January 2009.

This episode of the Riz Khan show aired from Wednesday, February 18, 2009. 

Source:
Al Jazeera
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