Literary Festival Draws Crowds, Stirs Drama

This week’s International Writers Festival in Jerusalem

Why Not Let the Settlers Stay in Palestine?

It could create a viable Palestinian state. But will the parties go for it?

Happy Countries Are All Alike; Every Unhappy Country Is Unhappy in Its Own Way

In Zeruya Shalev’s fearless new ‘The Remains of Love,’ lives on a kibbutz stand as a parable of Israel

A.B. Yehoshua’s Many Ghosts

The writer’s new novel, The Retrospective, is a surreal study of the contested sources of Israeli identity

This Week on The Scroll

A look back at the week that was

A.B. Yehoshua Calls American Jews “Partial Jews”

A collection of American students shrug him off

The ‘Perfected’ Jew and the Anti-Diasporite

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A.B. Yehoshua Should Pipe Down

The Israeli novelist and liberal icon regularly disparages Diaspora Jews. So, why do Americans still give him an ear, and a platform?

Jews Again Long Shots for Lit Nobel

Syrian poet Adonis favored; Roth at 25:1

Remembered

Raja Shehadeh’s new memoir joins a growing list of literary works on Palestinian life before Israel. But do they tell the whole story?

Eastern Front

Israeli- and Russian-born immigrants are changing the face of American Jewry

The Problem With David Grossman

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Pen Pals

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.

Jews Are Longshots To Win Nobel, Booker

Doctorow and Oz have a chance; Jacobson remains underdog

Daybreak: Russia Gets Real

Plus Fatah and Hamas feud over electricity, and more in the news

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