Boaz Evron

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Boaz Evron (Hebrew: בועז עברון, June 6, 1927 - September 15, 2018),[1] alternatively transliterated Boas Evron[2] is a left-wing[3] Israeli journalist and critic.[4]


Evron was born in Jerusalem. He attended Herzliya Hebrew High School and Hebrew University. Evron's family had lived in Palestine since the early nineteenth century; he is the great-grandson of Yoel Moshe Salomon, one of the founders of Petah Tikva.[1] He was a member of Lehi and the Canaanite movement early in his life and remains critical of Zionism and supportive of some of Canaanism's tenets.[1][4] In 1956 he co-founded the political group Semitic Action. His writings were published in Semitic Action's journal Etgar and in Tzipor HaNefesh, a paper edited by Amos Kenan and Dahn Ben-Amotz. He worked for Haaretz from 1956 to 1964 and for Yediot Aharonot from 1964 to 1992. At Yediot, Evron wrote a column which appeared on the same page as Kenan's; their page in the paper was given the satirical nickname "Fatahland" in reference to their perceived sympathy for the Palestinians.[5] He also translated books by Bertrand Russell and Edith Nesbit into Hebrew. Evron was the director of the Beit Zvi theater school from 1970 until 1979.[6] He is on the editorial board of the Palestine-Israel Journal.[7]

Published works[edit]


In Hebrew

  • מידה של חירות (Midah shel Herut), 1975
  • החשבון הלאומי (HaHeshbon Haleumi, A National Reckoning), 1988

In English


  1. ^ a b c Diamond, James S. (1990). "We Are Not One: A Post-Zionist Perspective". Tikkun. 5 (2): 107.
  2. ^ Norman Finkelstein transcribes Evron's name as such in Finkelstein, Norman (2003). The Holocaust Industry (Second paperback ed.). Verso Books. p. 51.
  3. ^ Eliason, Marcus (1981-07-12). "Begin remains in command despite wafer-thin election victory". Associated Press. Retrieved 2009-10-31.[dead link]
  4. ^ a b Silberstein, Laurence Jay (1999). The Postzionism debates: knowledge and power in Israeli culture. Routledge. p. 69. ISBN 978-0-415-91316-4.
  5. ^ Twersky, Amos (2009-08-11). "Remembering Amos Kenan". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
  6. ^ אודות בית צבי (in Hebrew). Archived from the original on 2008-12-31.
  7. ^ "About Us". Palestine-Israel Journal. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
  8. ^ "Jewish State or Israeli Nation?". Indiana University Press.