Sara Yael Hirschhorn

Sara Yael Hirschhorn lectures at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. She is a regular op-ed contributor to Haaretz and other periodicals, as well as a frequent public speaker and consultant on Israeli and Jewish issues.
Assaf Gavron: The Hilltop

Rich with humour and insight, hailed as “The Great Israeli Novel” (Time Out, Tel Aviv) Assaf Gavron’s prize-winning The Hilltop is a monumental and daring novel about life in a West Bank settlement. Perched between serious ideas and wild satire, vibrantly inventive storytelling and acute realism, its territory is the divisive and disputed realm of the religious settlers. Assaf Gavron will be interviewed by Oxford academic, Sara Hirschhorn.

American Jews: Settlers and Sceptics

In City on a Hilltop, Sara Hirschhorn tackles the much-contested American settler movement. Over 60,000 Jewish-Americans have settled in the territories since 1967. Who are they, and why did they chose to leave America to live at the centre of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? In Dov Waxman examines the seismic shift in American-Jewry’s attitude towards Israel, which is more conflicted than ever before.