Ari Shavit

Leading columnist and writer Ari Shavit is a senior correspondent at Haaretz and a member of its editorial board. Prior to joining the newspaper in 1995, he wrote for the progressive weekly Koteret Rashit and served as chair of the Association of Civil Rights in Israel.
 
His recently published memoir My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel (2013) was published to great international acclaim and spent several weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, described as one of the ten best books of the year. Hailed as groundbreaking and transformative, it was awarded the 2013 Natan Book Award.