Etgar Keret

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

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’

Defender of the People

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

Bombs Away

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

Swede Dreams

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

Requiem for a Dream

An Israeli nightmare about rootlessness leads to financial ruin

Throwdown at the Playground

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

Labor Pains

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

Just Another Sinner

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

Home Base

My best friend’s really stupid idea

Presidential Hopeful

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

Don’t It Always Seem to Go

Paving over the site of Rabin’s assassination

Love at First Whiskey

Gypsy music, handcuffs, public disturbance

The Transit of Pluto

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

Flight Plan

My son and my movie both love to crap on Daddy

Island Getaway

An extraterritorial sliver where tan lines trump politics

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