Barry Shaw is the Senior Associate for Public Diplomacy at the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies.
He was the co-founder of the Netanya Terror Victims Organisation formed in the wake of a spate of deadly Palestinian terror attacks on the author's hometown.
The author speaks and writes of issues of the day relating to Israel and the Middle East and explains why and how unfolding events in the region relates to a wider world.
What do you read for pleasure?
I have little time for off vocation reading but I do enjoy Daniel Silva thrillers with his fictional hero, Gabriel Allon. I have been reading a number of period and historic novels to help me soak up the tone of a period I intend to cover in a future docu-fiction about a character, Dona Gracia, that lived a very special and heroic life in the 15th century. My time is limited as I am busy with my advocacy and organisational work for Israel, my deep research into the second book of the trilogy of which 1917. From Palestine to the Land of Israel is the first book, and, of course, my family.