Segal was born in Mandate Palestine. He served in the Israel Defense Forces as a military correspondent for the Gadna newspaper Bemachane Gadna in 1965–1968. Segal received an LL.M degree from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1982, he received a doctorate in law from Tel Aviv University. He worked as an assistant to Shimon Peres when he was Minister of Communications and Transport.
Journalism and legal career
In March 1973, several months before David Ben-Gurion died, Segal conducted the last comprehensive interview with Ben-Gurion. In 1985–1997, Segal served as an observer for the Israel Press Council and a member of its ethics tribunal. He was one of the drafters of the Kinneret Covenant (אמנת כנרת) which seeks to create a common ground for various currents in Israeli society (right-left, religious-secular). Segal was an associate of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He was also chairperson of the Israel Diaspora Forum at the World Zionist Organization and co-chairperson of the Forum of Law and Society.
Legacy and commemoration
- The Right to Know in the Light of the Freedom of Information Act
- Freedom of the Press: Between Myth and Reality
- The Hatmaker: Discussions with Justice Aharon Barak (co-author Ariel Bendor)
- Ze'ev Segal, on NFC (in Hebrew)