Tzur Shezaf

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Tsur Shezaf in Giv'atayim Theater, Israel

Tsur Shezaf (born 1959 in Jerusalem; Hebrew: צור שיזף‎‎) is an Israeli travel-book writer, journalist and novelist.

Shezaf wrote for Ynet, Haaretz, and Masa Aher (an Israeli geographical magazine) between 1990 and 2008. As a journalist, Shezaf has been on special assignments throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa with Masa Aher, Yedioth Ahronoth, Channel 10 and Channel 1 television. Some of his recent work has also been in photojournalism. He headed Ngo by the name Yafo Yefat Yamim who worked on rebuilding and recovering the old city of Jaffa - protecting the old harbor and its fishermen from privatizing, reclaiming the sea shore that was destroyed by the government and developing human and physical features of the city. He is a leading writer and his books, novels and travel, deals with the shrinking Israeli open space, effecting nature and humans. His latest books are : Daash, A Journey to Deveil's Doorstep 2016, a journalistic travel book based on more than 25 years of traveling in the Middle East including covering the Arab Spring and the wars in Iraq and Syria. In contrast, his latest book is The Devil from the Sataf, a book of Israeli legends collected and invented. Both books became best sellers. In 2011 he planted a vineyard in the high Negev Plateau, which can be considered the southernest vineyards for top wine vines in the northern hemisphere.

Shezaf ran as a candidate with the Greens Party (Hayerukim) in the 2003 elections for the 16th Knesset,[1] but his party won no seats in parliament.

Works[edit]

Legends[edit]

  • The Devil from the Sataf Agadot-Masaot (2016)

Novels[edit]

  • The wife of the lost Pilot Xargol (2011)
  • The Happy Man Xargol (2007)
  • Storm Is a Calm Place For Us Kinutz - Siman Kriaa(2000)
  • Love on the Divide Xargol(1998)
  • The Red Buddha Kibutz(1995)
  • The Dancer Am Oved(1992)
  • Panther TrapKibutz-Siman Kriaa (1988)

Travel Books[edit]

  • Daash, A Journey to Deveil's Doorstep Kibutz-Poalim, (2016)
  • End of the road- Death of a Country, a critical travel in Israel Am Oved (2007)
  • Shanti Shanti Balagan, An Israeli travel in India Xargol (2004)
  • The Panamericana A journey in Central America Masot (2001)
  • Witchcraft in Huncabmba Masaot (1997)
  • The Road to Happiness - A Journey in Deserts Keter (1994)
  • ' The Silk Road,[2] Crossing Asia from Istanbul to Beijing Masaot (1992)
  • The Sea Book - A Journey Along the Israeli Shoreline Yedioth Aharonot (1991)

Travel Guides[edit]

See also[edit]

List of Hebrew language authors

Films[edit]

External links[edit]