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Ari Shavit

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Ari Shavit is a leading Israeli columnist and writer. In the 1980s he wrote for the progressive weekly Koteret Rashit, in the early 1990s he was Chairperson of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, and in 1995 he joined Haaretz, where he serves on the editorial board. He is married and has a daughter and two sons.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2014

Extra session with Ari Shavit added to the 2014 festival in response to popular demand

In My Promised Land, Israeli author and journalist Ari Shavit writes about his country with both love and misgiving. In this additional event - a second chance to hear him at this year's festival - he discusses with American journalist Michael Goldfarb how Jews of the Diaspora fit into his analysis.

What changes in Jewish identity have been brought about by the creation of Israel and the battle to sustain it? Is an Israeli a fundamentally different kind of Jew to one brought up in a suburb of London or New York?

The conversation will explore the role of the diaspora in Israeli politics and touch on hard questions about whether Jews living in other countries have a role in securing Israel's future and how much the fractures in Israeli society are mirrored elsewhere.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Extra session with Ari Shavit added to the 2014 festival in response to popular demand

In My Promised Land, Israeli author and journalist Ari Shavit writes about his country with both love and misgiving. In this additional event - a second chance to hear him at this year's festival - he discusses with American journalist Michael Goldfarb how Jews of the Diaspora fit into his analysis.

Ari Shavit's My Promised Land has been one of the most influential books of the year. Watch his appearance with Jonathan Freedland at JBW 2014.

Monday, 24 February 2014

A groundbreaking and authoritative examination of Israel by one of the most influential columnists writing about the Middle East today. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis.

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Video

 
David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.