SEARCH

International » World

Updated: January 25, 2014 01:13 IST

Israeli civil rights pioneer Shulamit Aloni dies

AP
Comment   ·   print   ·   T  T  
Shulamit Aloni in a 1993 file photo. Photo: AP
AP Shulamit Aloni in a 1993 file photo. Photo: AP

Shulamit Aloni, an Israeli civil rights pioneer and longtime dovish politician, has died. She was 85. Meretz, the party she helped found, announced her death in a statement on its website on Friday. The party did not reveal the cause of death.

Ms. Aloni served as a member of parliament for 28 years and held a number of Cabinet posts. An audacious speaker, she was known to be one of the few women to openly challenge the nation’s rabbis and their grip on Jewish life in Israel. She was also a fierce opponent of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

Ms. Aloni was recognized for her devotion to civil liberties in 2000, when she was awarded the Israel Prize, the country’s highest distinction.

More In: World | International | News
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor
The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

An act that triggered a World War

A century ago this day, a double murder carried out by a group of Bosnian assassins became a historic event. »  


O
P
E
N

close

Recent Article in World

Britain to test driverless cars in three cities

British officials said driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January.... »