Etgar Keret is a Tel Aviv-based filmmaker and fiction writer. He writes a regular column from Israel for Tablet.
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Up in the Air

The blissful idleness, and useless information dump, of a frequent flyer

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Idol Worship

When we were kids, I wanted to follow in my brother’s footsteps. Now, as adults, I’m reminded why.

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Call and Response

Being polite to telemarketers can land you in the grave

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Fat Cats

Ehud Olmert, like the author’s son, believes in the feline defense: ‘I’m a cat, not a regular person, and the rules don’t apply to me’

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Defender of the People

Sniffing out anti-Semitism, overt and imagined, takes its toll on an Israeli visiting Europe

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Bombs Away

With a nuclear threat from Iran hovering, a Tel Aviv family dispenses with housekeeping

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Swede Dreams

In Sweden for Rosh Hashanah, the author does PR for Yom Kippur

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Requiem for a Dream

An Israeli nightmare about rootlessness leads to financial ruin

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Throwdown at the Playground

Mamas who don’t want their babies to grow up to be soldiers

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Labor Pains

Ehud Barak led Israel’s Labor Party to irrelevance. Can anyone revive it?

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Just Another Sinner

A writer’s best hope is to articulate woe and avoid killing too many frogs

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Home Base

My best friend’s really stupid idea

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Presidential Hopeful

So what if he’s in diapers? He waves! He smiles! What more could you want in a leader?

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Don’t It Always Seem to Go

Paving over the site of Rabin’s assassination

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Love at First Whiskey

Gypsy music, handcuffs, public disturbance

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The Transit of Pluto

A planet’s demotion forces a new way of seeing war and peace

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Flight Plan

My son and my movie both love to crap on Daddy

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Island Getaway

An extraterritorial sliver where tan lines trump politics

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Fall Guys

Stumping for a beloved tree

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My Lamented Sister

From the moment she found God, I became a local celebrity.

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