Americans for Peace Now (APN) mourns the passing of Franklin Fisher z"l, who was twice the chair of its Board of Directors (1985-1989; 2006-2009) and a leading advocate for Jewish and progressive causes in the United States and in Israel.
Frank Fisher was an APN leader since the organization's inception in the early 1980s, first locally in Boston and then nationally. He was a devoted and generous supporter of APN, and embodied the organization's motto, "believe in Israel, believe in peace."
Professor Fisher's long record of pro-Israel, pro-peace activism and progressive US Jewish activism matched his impressive record and achievements in academia. An MIT professor of economics, Frank specialized in the economics of water and water management and was a prolific author of academic articles on these and other topics.
APN's Chair of the Board James Klutznick said: "Frank was a friend and a mentor. As members of APN's Board, we admired his infinite wisdom. We adored his good nature, his outstanding storytelling talent, and his wonderful sense of humor. Frank had an anecdote for every occasion. He loved people and loved to make them laugh. We will miss him."
Fisher died yesterday from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 84.
May his memory be a blessing.