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Uriya Shavit

Uriya Shavit was born in Tel Aviv in 1975. After completing his military service in an elite intelligence unit, he joined the daily Haaretz, where he worked as an international affairs analyst and editor, and a senior writer for the weekend magazine. In 2006 he received his PhD in Islamic history from Tel Aviv University, and is now a senior lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies there. Shavit specializes in the study of Islamic law and politics, and has published several books on these subjects with Israeli and English-language publishers. He is also the author of Israel’s best-selling Guide for University Students, and has written children’s books.
Uriya Shavit

Books Published in Hebrew

Memory Game (youth), Keter, 2002 [Mischak Ha-Zikaron]
A Dawn of an Old Era: The Imaginary Revolution in the Middle East (non-fiction), Keter, 2003 [Shachar Shel Yom Yashan: Ha-Mahapecha Ha-Meduma Ba-Mizrach Ha-Tichon]
Mapa Guide for Higher Education (non-fiction), Mapa, 2004 [Ha-Madrich La-Student: Kol Ma She-Tzarich Ladaʹat Ba-Derech El Ha-Toʹar]
Danny and Krembo (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007 [Danny U-Krembo]
The War of Democracy: Arabs and the West since the End of the Cold War (non-fiction), The Moshe Dayan Center/ Tel Aviv University, 2008 [Milchemet Ha-Demokratya]
The Boy who Read Minds (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2010 [Ha-Yeled She-Kara Machshavot]
Like Magic (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012 [Maʹase Ksamim]
The Dead Man (novel) , Keter, 2013 [Ha-Ish Ha-Met]
My Enemy, My Mentor [with Ofir Winter] (non-fiction), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, 2013 [Oyvi, Mori: Ha-Tziyonut Ve-Israel Be-Mishnatam Shel Islamistim Ve-Liberalim Aravim]
The Third Wish (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Ha-Mish'ala Ha-Shlishit]

Books in Translation

The New Imagined Community: Global Media and the Construction of National and Muslim Identities of Migrants (non-fiction)
English: Brighton, UK/ Portland, OR., Sussex Academic Press, 2009

Islamism and the West: From "Cultural Attack" to "Missionary Migrant" (non-fiction) 

English: London/ New York, Routledge, 2014

Shari'a and Muslim Minorities: The wasati and salafi approaches to fiqh al-aqalliyyat al-Muslima

English: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015