Civil Rights Memorial: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Ron Pundak
JERUSALEM (AP) - Ron Pundak, an Israeli academic and peace activist who was instrumental in initiating peace talks with the Palestinians in the 1990s, has died. He was 59.
Israeli media reported that Pundak died on Friday after a long illness.
Pundak helped initiate backdoor channels of communications with the Palestinians that paved the way for interim peace accords between the two sides.
The agreements - known as the Oslo Accords, after the secret talks in Norway that preceded them...