Grosbard, Ofer 1954–

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Grosbard, Ofer 1954–

PERSONAL: Born December 27, 1954, in Tel Aviv, Israel; son of David (a merchant) and Margot-Ester (a pediatrician; maiden name, Goldman) Grosbard; married Hagar Rozen (a guidance counselor), November 4, 1988; children: Mor, Stave. Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: University of Tel Aviv, M.A., 1991; Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Ph.D., 2004.

ADDRESSES: Home—Haifa, Israel. Agent—c/o Author Mail, State University of New York Press, 90 State St., Ste. 700, Albany, NY 12207-1707. E-mail[email protected]; [email protected].

CAREER: Writer. Clinical psychologist at a private clinic in Haifa, Israel, 1995–2001.

AWARDS, HONORS: Book of the Year Prize, Hebrew Writers' Association, 2000, for ha-'Arvi sheba-lev.


Heter le-shiga'on (fiction; title means "License for Insanity"), Yaron Golan (Tel Aviv, Israel), 1994.

Ha-'Arvi sheba-lev (fiction; title means "The Arab Within"), Tamuz (Tel Aviv, Israel), 2000.

Yi'sra'el 'al ha-sapah: ha-psikhologyah shel tahalikh ha-shalom, Sifre hemed (Tel Aviv, Israel), 2000, translation published as Israel on the Couch: The Psychology of the Peace Process, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 2003.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A personality study of Menachem Begin.



Middle East Journal, spring, 2003, Joe V. Montville, review of Israel on the Couch: The Psychology of the Peace Process, p. 340.

Middle East Quarterly, summer, 2004, Steven Plaut, review of Israel on the Couch, p. 87.