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Eli Amir

Eli Amir was born in Baghdad in 1937 and emigrated to Israel two years after the creation of the state in 1950. In addition to being an award-winning novelist, Amir has been a civil servant, working with refugees, the Jewish Agency, and as a special advisor on Arab affairs to the Israeli president. Amir is a political activist, advocating on behalf of Palestinians and against the Occupied Territories.