Attalla Mansour, is an Israeli Arab, author and journalist; was born in Jush-a Galilee village, in Israel.
Mansour was the first Arab that had been employed in an Israeli Newspaper, “Ha’aretz” in 1952 and had continued working there until 1992.
Nowadays he is serving as a Journalist in the Jerusalem paper called “Alkuds”.
Mansour had issued his first novel, in 1966, by the name of:
“In the New light”
The book was acclaimed for being the first book written by and Israeli-Arab author.
The book tells of a young Israeli- Arab who falls in love with a Jewish girl on a Kibbutz. The relationship leads to a confrontation between the Ideological values of a Kibbutz and the national Jewish commitment.
The book had been translated into English in 1969.