Shabtai Ziv was born in Jerusalem. He is a jurist of thehighest order who has served the state of Israel as amilitary advocate, as legal advisor for the territoriesof Judea and Samaria and as a brigadier general in themilitary appeals court. He was the legal advisor to thecity of Jerusalem and to the Israel Security Agency (ISA).“The book describes the positions I filled in the IDF,the City Hall of Jerusalem, and the ISA, and includesbiographical details. The positions I filled wereinteresting and even fascinating. Almost every day,things happened that needed to be seen to or at leastcommented upon.Often events came up that distractedme from my daily routine.
Often I needed to initiateprocedures that changed the course of legal thoughtin the country, and for this, I am proud, even now. AndI did it all my way.”