No, Rowdy Settlers Aren’t Hebrew Neo-Nazis

Israeli author Amos Oz’s provocative public statement has a logical flaw

National Jewish Book Award Winners Announced

Yossi Klein Halevi, Amos Oz, and Ari Shavit take home top 2013 honors

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

Amos Oz, 74 Years Old and a National Treasure, Still Dreams of Life on the Kibbutz

In a wide-ranging conversation, Israel’s greatest novelist talks about working the land, making art, and Natalie Portman

Sundown: Germany to Give $1B for Survivors

Plus Syrian spillover in Lebanon intensifies

A.B. Yehoshua’s Many Ghosts

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

The Burden of Israeli Strength

Where the Jackals Howl, Amos Oz’s newly reissued 1965 story collection, questions the virtues of toughness

Agnon’s First First Edition

A birthday plea for Israel’s only lit laureate

J Street Dispatch: Tuesday

UPDATED: Many conference attendees stand to the left of the official party line; some support the boycott of products made in West Bank settlements

Oz on Oz

Israel’s wizard of fiction at 92Y

Jews Again Long Shots for Lit Nobel

Syrian poet Adonis favored; Roth at 25:1

Prodigal Son

Oded Hirsch broke away from the kibbutz on which he grew up to become an artist in New York. In his latest work—a project staged with the help of 120 kibbutzniks—he reckons with the world he left behind.

On the Bookshelf

Optimists, pessimists, realists, and the disheartened: new books on Israel

The Problem With David Grossman

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A Cut Above

Orly Castel-Bloom’s Dolly City is the most important Israeli novel of the last four decades

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