‘Jewish mother that I am’ cites A.B. Yehoshua and Menachem Begin
With his newly translated novel ‘The Hilltop,’ Assaf Gavron stakes his claim to be Israel’s Jonathan Franzen
This week’s International Writers Festival in Jerusalem
It could create a viable Palestinian state. But will the parties go for it?
In Zeruya Shalev’s fearless new ‘The Remains of Love,’ lives on a kibbutz stand as a parable of Israel
The writer’s new novel, The Retrospective, is a surreal study of the contested sources of Israeli identity
A look back at the week that was
A collection of American students shrug him off
Today on Tablet
The Israeli novelist and liberal icon regularly disparages Diaspora Jews. So, why do Americans still give him an ear, and a platform?
Syrian poet Adonis favored; Roth at 25:1
Raja Shehadeh’s new memoir joins a growing list of literary works on Palestinian life before Israel. But do they tell the whole story?
Israeli- and Russian-born immigrants are changing the face of American Jewry
David Grossman, Amos Oz, and A.B. Yehoshua have won international acclaim for being the intellectual leaders of Israel’s peace camp. It’s undeserved.
Doctorow and Oz have a chance; Jacobson remains underdog
Plus Fatah and Hamas feud over electricity, and more in the news
An editor looks back on 50 years at the helm of a leading Israeli literary magazine
In his new novel, A.B. Yehoshua asks if Jewishness is something one can shed
In A.B. Yehoshua’s latest novel, a disappointed middle manager falls in love with a dead woman