Thinkers Series: Meron Benvenisti

The artists began their residencies in Israel with an exploratory mission, in which they traveled throughout Israel and the West Bank and met with a variety of thinkers. 'This Place' initiator Frederic Brenner later filmed interviews with many of these thinkers. Here are some highlights from this interview series.

Meron Benvenisti is an Israeli political scientist who was Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem from 1971 to 1978, during which he administered East Jerusalem and served as the city’s Chief Planning Officer. Initially trained as a historian and medievalist, he also has a Harvard doctorate in conflict management. In 1984 he founded the West Bank Database Project, documenting social, economic, and political developments in the West Bank. Since 1992 he devotes his time as a visiting lecturer, researcher and writer on Jerusalem, Northern Ireland conflict, and Israeli Palestinian relations.

  1. Meron Benvenisti, Israel: About Zionism

    ‘Thinkers’ interview series:

    The artists began their residencies in Israel with an exploratory mission, in which they traveled throughout Israel and the West Bank and met with a variety of thinkers. 'This Place' initiator Frederic Brenner later filmed interviews with many of these thinkers. Here are some highlights from this interview series.

  2. Meron Benvenisti, A native of the Land

    ‘Thinkers’ interview series :

    The artists began their residencies in Israel with an exploratory mission, in which they traveled throughout Israel and the West Bank and met with a variety of thinkers. 'This Place' initiator Frederic Brenner later filmed interviews with many of these thinkers. Here are some highlights from this interview series.

  3. Meron Benvenisti, Israel: The Triumphant Failure

    ‘Thinkers’ interview series :

    The artists began their residencies in Israel with an exploratory mission, in which they traveled throughout Israel and the West Bank and met with a variety of thinkers. 'This Place' initiator Frederic Brenner later filmed interviews with many of these thinkers. Here are some highlights from this interview series.

  4. Meron Benvenisti, Israel: The New Jew

    ‘Thinkers’ interview series :

    The artists began their residencies in Israel with an exploratory mission, in which they traveled throughout Israel and the West Bank and met with a variety of thinkers. 'This Place' initiator Frederic Brenner later filmed interviews with many of these thinkers. Here are some highlights from this interview series.

  5. Meron Benvenisti, Israel: The Arab Question: The Clash of Nationalisms

    ‘Thinkers’ interview series:

    The artists began their residencies in Israel with an exploratory mission, in which they traveled throughout Israel and the West Bank and met with a variety of thinkers. 'This Place' initiator Frederic Brenner later filmed interviews with many of these thinkers. Here are some highlights from this interview series.

  6. Meron Benvenisti, Israel: Clash of Nativisms and the Destruction of the Landscape

    ‘Thinkers’ interview series:

    The artists began their residencies in Israel with an exploratory mission, in which they traveled throughout Israel and the West Bank and met with a variety of thinkers. 'This Place' initiator Frederic Brenner later filmed interviews with many of these thinkers. Here are some highlights from this interview series.

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