Ezra Nawi, who died on 9 January 2021, was a radical activist in the tradition of the Jewish communists of Iraq. Many of his activities were controversial, if not criminal, such as allegedly denouncing Arab Palestinians for selling land to Jews, which the Palestinian Authority deems an offence punishable by death. Article by Ofer Aderet in Haaretz:
Ezra Nawi: radical Iraqi-Jewish roots (photo: Oliver Fitoussi) Radical left-wing activist Ezra Nawi, who was active in Palestinian causes and was termed a "public enemy" by circles on the right, has died at the age of 69, just a few months after he was diagnosed with cancer. Nawi, a Jerusalemite by birth and a plumber by profession, viewed himself as a warrior for justice, and had no small share of legal troubles.