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'Makor Rishon' editor Elitzur dies at 68

May 22, 2014 14:21

The Sokolov Prize-winning journalist Uri Elitzur eulogized as "full of love for the Land of Israel" by Bayit Yehudi.

Uri Elitzur

Uri Elitzur. (photo credit:Courtesy)

Uri Elitzur, editor-in-chief of Makor Rishon, passed away Thursday at the age of 68.

He was a longtime reporter for Yediot Aharonot, and won the Sokolov Lifetime Achievement Prize in print media.

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He played an integral leadership role in "Gush Emunim", including as secretary of the Yesha Council.

In 2006, he began his position as deputy editor-in-chief of Makor Rishon, taking on the role of editor-in-chief in 2012.

Bayit Yehudi released a statement following the news of Elitzur's death, saying that his "was a clear and proud Jewish and Zionist voice that was full of love for the Land of Israel, the people of Israel and the Torah of Israel."

Elitzur will be laid to rest Thursday at 16:30 at the Ofra settlement.

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