Rachel Shabi was born in Israel to Iraqi Jews and grew up in England. A journalist, she has written for a variety of national and international newspapers such as The Guardian, the Sunday Times, the New Statesman, the Independent on Sunday, Al-Jazeera English online, the National, Jane’s and Salon.com. For the past five years she has been based in Israel and reporting on the Middle East conflict. Her book, Not the Enemy: Israel’s Jews from Arab Lands, was published by Yale University Press in 2009.
- ‘We were looking for a nice, peaceful place near Jerusalem’
- Sun, sea and grit: Israeli and West Bank women risk jail for day at the beach
- Israel’s apartheid road
- Palestinians defy ban on Jewish settlement work