Monday, October 12, 2009

RIP Leila Abu-Saba

Philip Weiss is reporting that Leila Abu-Saba, who blogged at Dove's Eye View, has died (she had been battling cancer for several years). I never got to meet Leila, but she and I exchanged a number of emails -- I'd begun reading her blog at the time of Israel's 2006 war against Lebanon, and she in turn was quite supportive about the various pieces I wrote about the war at the time. I definitely thought of her as a friend, in that odd shadow way that one is friends with people online that we never get to meet.

She was a passionate advocate for peace, and a fine writer. I am terribly sorry to hear of her untimely death, and my thoughts are with her husband and children.

Rest in peace, Leila. Your voice will be greatly missed.

Update: If anyone out there in the ether finds a link to an obituary about Leila, or (particularly) somewhere where I could write a condolence note to her family, I would be very grateful if you would leave a note in the comments. Thanks.

Second Update: Memorial page, at which people can leave memories or condolences, here. Thanks to Julie Feinstein Adams for leaving the web site in comments.

1 comment:

Leila's said...

I think the obituary will be published this weekend. Please visit our memory book website to post condolences and for info about her memorial:

Thank you,

Julie Feinstein Adams