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June 18, 2003
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Israeli writer Amos Oz received a peace prize in Germany. The prize from the Korn and Gerstenmann Family Foundation, worth $47,000, was presented Monday at the Jewish community center of Frankfurt by German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer. Fischer called Oz a “pragmatic visionary” who analyzes the current Middle East situation soberly and unflinchingly. Oz is the second person to receive the prize, after Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres received it in 2001. Oz, 64, received another German peace award in 1992, from the Stock Exchange Union of the German Book Trade.

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