Shabtai Ziv was born in Jerusalem. He is a jurist of the highest order who has served the state of Israel as a military advocate, as legal advisor for the territories of Judea and Samaria and as a brigadier general in the military appeals court.
He was the legal advisor to the city 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 includes biographical details. The positions I filled were interesting and even fascinating. Almost every day, things happened that needed to be seen to or at least commented upon. Often events came up that distracted me from my daily routine.
Often I needed to initiate procedures that changed the course of legal thought in the country, and for this, I am proud, even now. And I did it all my way.”