Meron Benvenisti is a former Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem and the author of numerous books, including Conflicts and Contradictions (1986) and Intimate Enemies: Jews and Arabs in a Shared Land (California, 1995).
"Benvenisti brings . . . a rare attachment and authority. He seems familiar with every rock, every problem, every denizen, and he ranges with engrossing ease between yesterday and biblical times."--Serge Schmemann, "New York Times Book Review