Moshe was a giant of progressive Zionism in the United States. He co-founded Americans for Progressive Israel (a predecessor to Partners for Progressive Israel) in the early 1950s, and was one of the founding presidents in 1998 of Meretz USA, as our organization was then called. He will be very deeply missed.
Please find below a short biography of Moshe written by journalist Doug Chandler in May 2009 when Meretz USA bestowed upon Moshe our “Lifetime Achievement Award”.
Moshe Kagan’s closest friends and colleagues have always regarded the man as reserved and modest, reluctant to talk about himself or to place himself in the spotlight. But they also know that what applies to many people of modesty also applies to Moshe: his vast reservoir of experience, his repertoire of talents, his practical wisdom and, perhaps most important to an organization like Meretz USA, his willingness to share those qualities.