About the Author
Israel Adam Shamir is a leading Israeli writer and intellectual turned dissident. He served as paratrooper in the army and fought in the 1973 war, has reported for the Haaretz, the BBC, and major media. He was a parliamentary spokesman for the Israeli Socialist Party, but later became disenchanted with Zionism. He called for dismantling the exclusivist Jewish State, and for full equality of a Jew and Gentile in all of Palestine/Israel. He was received in the Orthodox Church of the Holy Land in 2003, after being baptized by Archbishop Theodosius Attala Hanna. His books Galilee Flowers and Cabbala of Power were published in many languages and countries. He also translated the Renaissance Jewish chronics The Book of Lineage and the Odyssey of Homer. 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.