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We Miss You, Uri Avnery

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Uri Avnery, the writer, Knesset member and peace activist, died a year ago, on August 20. What would he have said about the current situation, about Netanyahu, about the elections? One thing is certain. His comments would have been original and interesting, as was always the case with him.

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In his will Avnery directed that his body be cremated and his ashes scattered at sea. He once told me: “I’ve eaten fish my whole life and enjoyed it. When the time comes, it would also be fitting for the fish to enjoy me.” Now the time has come to recount how his will was complied with.

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It was a Wednesday at 9 P.M., nine days after his death. Three other friends of his and I got together. There was Osnat Har, who arranged everything and was also the one who devotedly looked after Avnery after his wife, Rachel, passed away; Gaby Lasky, Avnery’s friend and lawyer; Shlomi from the........

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