Ari Shavit is an Israeli reporter and writer. He is a Senior Correspondent at the left-of-center Israeli newspaper Haaretz and the author of the 2013 New York Times Best Seller My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. He is in conversation with Alan Craig (Chair designate of EAIS) discussing his book. Watch the video here.

“Required reading on the state of Israel today.” –Christiane Amanpour

‘An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today.  

Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts: both personal and national, both deeply human and of profound historical dimension.’