About the Author
Born in South Africa, Lawrence Joffe has lived for many years in Britain. An Oxford graduate in philosophy and politics, he is the author of Keesings Guide to the Middle East Peace Process and a regular obituarist for The Guardian. Currently administrator of the Arab Jewish Forum, he lectures on Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs and has worked as a television documentary consultant. As a freelance journalist his pieces have frequently appeared in the Jewish Chronicle, the New Statesman, The Independent and other journals.