Helen Schary Motro is author of Maneuvering between the Headlines: An American Lives through the Intifada (Other Press, New York 2005). An American lawyer living in Israel for 20 years with her family as well as part of each year in her native New York, Motro began her second career as a writer during the Gulf War in 1991.
Motro's commentary articles are published frequently in the major American and international press including The New York Times, Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, and International Herald Tribune. A columnist for the Jerusalem Post from 1998 to 2002, Motro is recipient of the Common Ground Award for Journalism in the Middle East.
Her poetry and fiction appear in literary magazines and anthologies.
Motro holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago and J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the New York University School of Law. A member of the New York and Israel bars, she teaches at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law.