About the Author
Israel Adam Shamir is a leading Israeli writer and intellectual turned dissident. A native of Novosibirsk, Siberia, Israel Shamir came to Israel in 1969, served as para-trooper in the army and fought in the 1973 war, but later became disenchanted with Zionism and its Jewish State project. As a journalist, Shamir has reported for Israel Radio, the BBC, and for major newspapers and media services in Israel, Russia, Japan and elsewhere. He was a parliamentary spokesman for Israeli Socialist Party Mapam. In response to the second Palestinian Intifada, Shamir has become a leading champion of the One Man, One Vote, One State solution in all of Palestine/Israel. Shamir;s Internet essays are widely circulated and he is hailed as one of the great humanists of our time. Shamir s website is www.israelshamir.net. He lives in the mixed Jewish-Arab town of Jaffa on the Mediterranean shore described in his stories. Shamir (60) is father of three sons.