David Landau, one of the most brilliant and controversial English language journalists in Israel died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 67.
Born in England and a product of London’s Golders Green, he was somewhat of an enigma. He had the broad shouldered physique of an athlete, loved to play football, was an almost stereo-typed British gentleman except when his hackles rose, and then he could be the exact opposite. He wore the black kippa of the ultra orthodox and inter alia studied at the Slobodka Yeshiva in Bnei Brak and the Hebron Yeshiva in Jerusalem, yet entertained political views that were far removed from those of the right.