Famed Israeli author and Israel Prize laureate Amos Oz has decided to quietly decline invitations to formal functions abroad from the Foreign Ministry due to the “radicalization” of the government’s policies.
“I am often invited by my publishers abroad to take part in the launching of translations of my books. Following the radicalization in the policy of the present government in various areas, I told my hosts abroad that I prefer not to be a guest of honor in events organized for me by Israeli embassies,” he told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.
“However, I strongly oppose the BDS and I strongly oppose the idea of boycotting Israel. My decision is aimed against the government not against my country,” he stressed.