|Tanya Reinhart was born in Palestine (the British Mandate), in 1943, earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Ph.D. in linguistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her thesis advisor at M.I.T. was Noam Chomsky, with whom she shared both a professional career and a political outlook. Reinhart was a professor of linguistics and literature at Tel Aviv University, and was a prominent member of Israel's Left, speaking out forcefully against Israeli policies in the occupied territories. In addition to scholarly articles in linguistics, Reinhart published many political articles and two books: ISRAEL/PALESTINE: HOW TO END THE 1948 WAR, and THE ROAD MAP TO NOWHERE: ISRAEL AND PALESTINE SINCE 2003. Reinhart called for a boycott of Israel by the world academic community, and in the year before her death by a stroke, she moved to New York City because, she said, she could no longer live in Israel.