Rachel Shabi

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Rachel Shabi is the author of Not the Enemy: Israel's Jews from Arab Lands, a book on Israel's Oriental Jews, and a contributing writer to The Guardian.[citation needed] Shabi was born to Iraqi Jewish parents. She attended the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland.[citation needed]

Rachel Shabi has written extensively on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Middle East for a variety of national and international newspapers including the Guardian, the Times, English Aljazeera, Jane's Intelligence Digest, Foreign Policy, the New Statesman and the National (UAE).[citation needed] Her book, Not the Enemy: Israel's Jews from Arab Lands, was published in 2009 and received a National Jewish Book Award.[1] She was shortlisted for the 2011 Orwell journalism prize and nominated for the 2011 Next Century Foundation cutting edge media award.[citation needed]


  • Not the Enemy: Israel's Jews from Arab Lands


  1. ^ "NJBA Winners", Jewish Book Council. Retrieved 21 December 2012.