JTA: Leon Charney, Jewish TV show host and property tycoon, dies

NEW YORK (JTA) – Leon Charney, the Jewish TV talk show host, lawyer and real estate tycoon who was said to have helped foster key backchannel negotiations between Israel and Egypt leading up to the Camp David Accords, has died.

Charney’s death was announced by Florida Atlantic University, which awarded him an honorary doctorate last December. Charney was 77 or 78.

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