Longtime Israeli journalist Ari Shavit authored the critically acclaimed 2013 New York Times bestseller “My Promised Land: the Triumph and Tragedy of Israel,” which combines interviews, memoir and straightforward history to relate Israel’s story. Shavit will discuss current Israeli matters including the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Tuesday, April 5 at 5:30pm in the Students’ Building second floor auditorium. This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Jewish Studies program.
Shavit is known for challenging the dogmas of both the political right and left on the roles of Israel and Zionism in the 21st century. Since 1995 he has written for Israel’s newspaper of record Haaretz, where he currently serves as a columnist and editorial board member. He is also a leading commentator on Israeli public television. In the 1980s Shavit wrote for the progressive weekly Koteret Rashit, and in the early 1990s he was chairperson of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.
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