Leading Israeli columnist and writer Ari Shavit, known for challenging the dogmas of both right and left, is coming to the Bay Area for a discussion on the making of modern Israel the week of Hanukkah.
Shavit, a columnist for Israel's Haaretz newspaper, was born in 1957. He says serving in the Israeli army in the occupied territories left him "morally outraged" and turned him into a peace and human rights activist. But he writes that there are no simple answers in the Middle East, which is why he prides himself on challenging "both right-wing and left-wing dogmas."
Please find a very comprehensive book guide, created by Makom, of the Jewish Agency for Israel, for Ari Shavit's new book My Promised Land.
You can hear a conversation between Terry Gross and Mr. Shavit on Fresh Air, read excerpt from it in the New Yorker, Lydda 1948 and read a review about the book in the New York Times. Also, check out this piece in Tabet in which six authors reflect on and respond to Shavit’s new book.