Gershom Gorenberg

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Gershom Gorenberg (2012)

Gershom Gorenberg (* in St. Louis , Missouri , USA ) is an Israeli-American publicist .


Gorenberg grew up in California . He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz , and received his BA in Religious Studies in 1967 . He is an Orthodox Jew and immigrated to Israel from the USA in 1977. In 1985 he received his Masters in Education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem .

He is a correspondent for The American Prospect , a quarterly liberal-minded US political magazine, and has long been the editor of Israeli magazine The Jerusalem Report . He has also published in The Washington Post , Slate , The Daily Beast , Jewish magazine Moment , UK magazine Prospect , The Atlantic Monthly , New York Times magazine , The New Republic and Haaretz , among others . He describes the South Jerusalem blog he runs as a “progressive, skeptical blog about Israel, Judaism, culture, politics and literature”.

Gorenberg is a senior lecturer in journalism at Columbia University in New York and has lectured at the Council on Foreign Relations , the Middle East Institute in Washington, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, as well as various universities, Jewish community centers and other institutions.

He lives in the south of Jerusalem with his wife, the journalist Myra Noveck, and his three Israeli-born children, where he is involved in the progressive Orthodox Jewish community "Kehillat Yedidya".

As an advocate of liberal Zionism , he advocates a renewal of Israeli democracy, for which he defined three conditions in 2012: First, Israel must stop building settlements , end the occupation and find a peaceful way to divide the country between the Mediterranean and the Jordan . Second, state and religious authority must be clearly separated from one another. Third, the legal equality of all citizens must be established.


  • The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount. The Free Press, New York et al. a. 2000
  • The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977. Times Press, 2006.
  • Israel abolishes itself . Campus, Frankfurt am Main / New York City 2012, ISBN 978-3-593-39724-5 .
    • German translation of the English original The Unmaking of Israel. Harper, 2011.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Gershom Gorenberg. Washington Post author page , accessed March 21, 2018
  2. ^ Gershom Gorenberg. Author page on Slate , accessed on March 21, 2018 (English)
  3. ^ Gershom Gorenberg. Author page on The Daily Beast , accessed March 21, 2018
  4. ^ Gershom Gorenberg. Author page on Moment , accessed on March 21, 2018 (English)
  5. ^ Gershom Gorenberg. Author page on Prospect , accessed on March 21, 2018 (English)
  6. ^ Gershom Gorenberg. Author information on his blog South Jerusalem , accessed on March 21, 2018
  7. ^ South Jerusalem. Gorenberg's personal blog, accessed March 21, 2018
  8. ^ A b Gershom Gorenberg: Distinguished Alumni Lecture. University of California Santa Cruz event announcement November 14, 2011, accessed March 21, 2018
  9. ^ Gershom Gorenberg. Author information on the website of the publishing house HarperCollins, accessed on March 21, 2018 (English)
  10. Micha Brumlik : A state should be re-established. In: taz from August 25, 2012, accessed on March 21, 2018
  11. ^ Gershom Gorenberg: The re-establishment of Israel. In: Blätter für German and international politics from December 2012, accessed on March 21, 2018