- Gershom Gorenberg
name = Gershom Gorenberg
St. Louis, Missouri
education = B.A. in religious studies from
University of California at Santa Cruz(1976); M.A. in education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem(1985)
Journalist, historian, blogger
status = married
children = three children
Jewish- U.S. flagicon|U.S. / Israel flagicon|Israel
credits = senior correspondent for "
The American Prospect" [ [http://www.prospect.org/cs/author?id=809 View Author | The American Prospect ] ] ; blogs at [http://southjerusalem.com South Jerusalem] ; contributes to " The New York Times," " Bookforum" and "Prospect" magazine in the U.K.; author of "The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977", among other works; frequent guest on BloggingHeads.tv
Gershom Gorenberg is an American-born
Israelihistorian, journalist and blogger [http://southjerusalem.com/gershom-gorenberg/ South Jerusalem: Gershom Gorenberg] . Accessed March 25 2008.] , specializing in the Middle Eastern politics and the interaction of religion and politics. He is currently a senior correspondent for " The American Prospect", a monthly American political magazine. [http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=View+Author&id=809 Gershom Gorenberg Article Index] . " The American Prospect". Accessed March 19 2007.]
Early life and education
Gorenberg was born in St. Louis and grew up in
California[http://southjerusalem.com/gershom-gorenberg/ South Jerusalem: Gershom Gorenberg] . Accessed March 25 2008.] . In 1977, Gorenberg traveled to Israel to study and decided to stay on [http://www.booksense.com/people/archive/gorenbergg.jsp Very Interesting People: Interview with Gershom Gorenberg] . Gavin J. Grant. " Book Sense". Accessed March 19 2007.] , eventually becoming a dual citizen:
I grew up in California and I came [to Israel] to study in 1977 -- I ended up staying and going to graduate school here, and beginning to work as a journalist... I'm a citizen of both countries and, for writing a book like this, that's very helpful because I'm writing about something I'm extremely familiar with. I'm also writing for an audience in the country I grew up in and I'm still very connected to. I think in both languages, as it were.Gorenberg graduated from the
University of California at Santa Cruzand earned his M.A. in education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He currently lives in Jerusalem, Israelwith his wife, journalist Myra Noveck, and three children. .
For many years an associate editor of "
The Jerusalem Report," an Israeli biweekly news magazine, Gorenberg is now a senior correspondent for " The American Prospect", an American political monthly. He edited in 1996 a selected collection of Jerusalem Report essays published under the title "Seventy Facets: A Commentary on the Torah from the Pages from the Jerusalem Report," and co-authored the Jerusalem Report's biography of Yitzhak Rabin, "Shalom, Friend: The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin." In 2000 he published "The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount," and in 2006, his study of the origins of Israeli settlement in occupied territory, "The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977."
Gorenberg blogs at [http://southjerusalem.com South Jerualem] together with
Haim Watzman. He is a frequent guest on BloggingHeads.tv, particularly in discussions related to Israel.
Gorenberg has contributed features and commentary on politics, religion and aspects of Israeli-American relations to major American newspapers including "
The New York Times" [http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30F16FF38550C738DDDAA0894DE404482 Israel's Tragedy Foretold] . Gershom Gorenberg. " The New York Times. March 10 2006. Accessed March 19 2007.] , " Los Angeles Times" [http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-gorenberg22may22,0,3864678.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions Paying for Israel's makeover: U.S. funds for a controversial settlement pullback could help advance a peace agreement] . Gershom Gorenberg. " Los Angeles Times". May 22 2006. Accessed March 19 2007.] , and " The Washington Post" [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/17/AR2006051701879.html Israel's Half-Plan] . Gershom Gorenberg. " The Washington Post." May 18 2006. Accessed March 19 2007] .
Gorenberg was an associate of the now-defunct
Center for Millennial Studiesat Boston University.
* "The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977." Times Press. 2006. ISBN 080507564X
** Reviews: [ [http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20060501fareviewessay85312/tom-segev/a-bitter-prize.html Review of 'The Accidental Empire'] .
Tom Segev, " Foreign Affairs". May 1 2006. Accessed March 29 2007.] [ [http://www.jewishquarterly.org/article.asp?articleid=245 A small dispute about a handkerchief, a piano and a piece of land] . Leah Keren. " The Jewish Quarterly". Autumn 2006, Number 203. Accessed March 29 2007.] [ [http://www.fmep.org/analysis/articles/how_the_accidental_empire_was_born.html How the 'accidental empire' was born] . Aryeh Dayan, " Ha'aretz". March 9 2006. Accessed March 29 2007.]
** See also:
* "The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount." Diane Publishing Company. 2000. ISBN 0756753864
** Reviews: [" [http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week416/interview.html Religion and Ethnics Newsweekly: Interview with Gershom Gorenberg on The Temple Mount] ". Missy Daneil.
Public Broadcasting System. December 15 2000. Accessed March 29 2007.]
** See also:
Christian Zionism, Temple Mount
* "Seventy Facets: A Commentary on the Torah from the Pages of the Jerusalem Report." (Editor.) Jason Aronson Press. 1996. ISBN 1568219040
** See also:
* "Shalom, Friend: The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin." (Co-author.) Newmarket Press. 1996. ISBN 155704287X
National Jewish Book Award
** See also:
* [http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=View+Author&id=809 Gershom Gorenberg's Article List] ("
The American Prospect")
* [http://southjerusalem.com South Jerusalem: A Progressive, Skeptical Blog on Israel, Judaism, Culture, Politics, and Literature]
* [http://bloggingheads.tv/video.php?id=298 Video discussions] [http://bloggingheads.tv/video.php?id=281] [http://bloggingheads.tv/video.php?id=257] [http://bloggingheads.tv/video.php?id=158] with Robert Wright on
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