Zehava Khalfa, mother of two children, was born in Alma in northern Israel. She studied genetics and Middle East politics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and graduated with an M.A. and an M.Sc. She submitted her doctoral thesis on Israeli settlement policy during the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip to the University of Potsdam in 2019. Her texts have been published in Haaretz, in the magazines Yalta, Bitaon Shira, Mikan Ve’eylakh, Po’em, Kefel, Motiv, Salonet, Yekum Tarbut and on the website of the Hebrew Library Berlin. Her poems also appear in the German-Hebrew anthology Hebrew Poetry in Germany (parasitenpresse) edited by Gundula Schiffer and Adrian Kasnitz and in an anthology (Motiv Publishing) edited by Eliran Dayan. She is currently writing her first novel.