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Uriya Shavit

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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.
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