Horowitz, David 1903-2002
HOROWITZ, David 1903-2002
OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born April 9, 1903, in Malmo, Sweden; died October 27, 2002, in New York, NY. Journalist and author. Horowitz had a lengthy career reporting events in Israel and the Middle East for the United Nations. As a young man, he lived in Palestine from 1924 to 1934, learning about that region's people and politics before returning to the United States. After World War II he found work as a correspondent for the newly formed United Nations, and wrote the regular column "Behind the Scenes at the UN." He remained with the U.N. press corps for the rest of his career, reporting on events in Israel from the perspective of a Zionist. In addition, Horowitz founded the United Israel World Union in 1943 and wrote for and edited its official journal, the United Israel Bulletin; he was also the founder, in 1954, of the World Union Press, a former president of the Foreign Press Association and the United Nations Correspondents Association, and a managing editor for the American Examiner (now the Jewish Week). Horowitz was the author of three books, Thirty-three Candles (1949), An Answer to Tom Paine's Age of Reason (1950), and Pastor Charles Taze Russell: An Early American Christian Zionist (1986); he also translated Moses Guibbory's The Bible in the Hands of Its Creators (1943) and was coeditor of Public Broadcasting and the Public Trust (1995).
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Who's Who in World Jewry: A Biographical Dictionary of Outstanding Jews, Pitman (New York, NY), 1980.
New York Times, November 14, 2002, p. C18.