Ari Rath, Austrian-born Israeli journalist, Died at 92


Ari Rath was born on January 6, 1925, in Vienna and died on January 13, 2017.

He was an Austrian-Israeli journalist and writer.

He grew up there.

Following the Anschluss, he came through a Kindertransport as a thirteen-year-old boy to Palestine.

As one of the founders of the kibbutz Hamadia, Ari Rathlived there for 16 years and studied contemporary history and economics.

Following turning to journalism he became editor in 1975 and in 1979 chief editor of the Jerusalem Post.

During this capacity, he belonged together with Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin to the inner circle of friends of David Ben-Gurion.

When he completed work at The Jerusalem Post in 1989 he was a freelance writer and taught at the University of Potsdam and was news editor of the on-line journal Partners for Peace.

He was a founding member of the Next Century Foundation, a second track group working for peace and reconciliation.

He was an advocate for a peaceful coexistence of Israelis and Palestinians.

Ari Rath passed away at 92 years old.