Obituaries

Menachem Froman, 68; West Bank rabbi promoted coexistence

In 2011, Rabbi Froman led a reconciliation visit by Jewish settlers to the West Bank village of Qusra a day after the local mosque was vandalized.

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In 2011, Rabbi Froman led a reconciliation visit by Jewish settlers to the West Bank village of Qusra a day after the local mosque was vandalized.

JERUSALEM — Rabbi Menachem Froman, an Israeli settler known for his efforts to promote coexistence between Arabs and Jews, has died. He was 68.

His son Shivi Froman said he died Monday after a long illness.

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Rabbi Froman, who served as the rabbi of the West Bank settlement of Tekoa, had ties to many ­Palestinian leaders. He was an outspoken opponent of attacks by Jewish settlers on mosques. He often visited damaged holy sites with local Palestinian officials. He believed that Israelis and Palestinians could live together peacefully.

Rabbi Froman was a founder of the Gush Emunim movement promoting Israeli settlement of the West Bank. He opposed the removal of Jewish settlers from the area, claiming a sacred biblical connection to the land.

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