Gershom Gorenberg identifies himself as “a left-wing, skeptical Orthodox Zionist Jew.”
Yet, others might simply describe him as a journalist who encourages congestive dissonance.
Gorenberg has worked as an associate editor of The Jerusalem Report and has contributed features and commentary on politics, religion and aspects of Israeli-American relations to newspapers including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. Currently, he is a senior correspondent for The American Prospect and blogs at the South Jerusalem website with fellow journalist Haim Watzman. He is best known for his 2006 study on the origins of Israeli settlements in the West Bank following the 1967 Six-Day War, “The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977.”
Gorenberg’s most recent book, “The Unmaking of Israel,” reveals how the country’s policies are undermining its democracy and existence as a Jewish state, and explains what must be done to bring it back from the unsustainable situation it currently faces.