Zeev Sternhell: Wins 2008 Israel Prize





Historian Zeev Sternhell, an expert on
extreme right-wing ideologies in France, has been awarded the 2008 Israel Prize in political science, public television said.


Born in Poland in 1935, Sternhell fled the Holocaust and lived briefly in France before going to Israel in 1951.

He teaches at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specialising in the emergence of fascism.


Sternhell is also a frequent contributor to the liberal Haaretz newspaper,and writes columns critical of ultra-nationalism in Israel and in favour of a negotiated peace with the Palestinians.


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