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Ron Arad

posted: July 11, 2008

Ron Arad,  one of so many sad stories in the Middle East,
is the subject of my column in the Israeli paper Maariv this weekend.

This is one of the few portraits I have ever made in which no color tubes were opened.


Arad (not to be confused with Ron Arad, Industrial Designer who shares the same name) is an icon in Israel after being 'missing in action' since 1987 (when his airplane  was shot down in Lebanon during an attack mission against the PLO)
Captured by the Shiite Militia Al Amal in 1986, he was seen in captivity and letters from him arrived in 1987.
Nothing is known from him ever since.
This week a written report by the Hezbollah was given to Israel in which apparently it is stated that, according to the Hezbollah, Arad is dead.
Writer and "all around player" Ofer Shelach wrote a moving piece which accompanied the portrait.

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