Prominent political scientist Shlomo Avineri dead at 90

Hebrew University professor and former Foreign Ministry chief Shlomo Avineri speaks at a panel on Israeli-German relations in Jerusalem on January 12, 2016. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Hebrew University professor and former Foreign Ministry chief Shlomo Avineri speaks at a panel on Israeli-German relations in Jerusalem on January 12, 2016. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Prominent political scientist Shlomo Avineri has died at age 90.

Avineri was an Israel Prize laureate, a world-known political science professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a former director-general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry.

Born in Poland in 1933, his family immigrated to Israel in 1939. He was known for his research into Karl Marx and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

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