About the Author
Ze’ev Maghen is a Professor of Arabic Literature and Islamic History and Chairman of the Department of Middle East Studies at Bar-Ilan University. A senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, he has lectured widely in the United States, Europe, Turkey, Russia, the Ukraine, Uzbekistan, India, Panama, Guatemala, and in Israel, where he lives with his wife and three children in the city of Hod HaSharon. He served in the Tank Corps of the Israel Defense Forces until his discharge in 2005. He was the 1983 International Frisbee Golf Champion (Junior Division).