Gershom Gorenberg, an Israeli historian, journalist and blogger, has been covering Middle Eastern affairs and the interface of politics and religion for three decades. He is the author of The Unmaking of Israel, on the crisis of Israeli democracy and the history behind it. He is also the author of The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements 1967-1977 and The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount, and coauthor of Shalom Friend, a biography of Yitzhak Rabin that won the National Jewish Book Award.
A senior correspondent for The American Prospect, Gorenberg has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, Foreign Policy and other leading publications in North America, Europe and the Middle East. For 15 years, he was as an associate editor of The Jerusalem Report, an Israeli news magazine. He holds degrees from the University of California at Santa Cruz and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.