Etgar Keret on the Language of the Gaza War

The Israeli novelist says we should use the word ‘compromise,’ not ‘peace’

In Jerusalem, The Show Must Go On

New Israeli films and the occasional siren at the Jerusalem Film Festival

Literary Festival Draws Crowds, Stirs Drama

This week’s International Writers Festival in Jerusalem

Etgar Keret’s Advice For Writing (and Life)

The Israeli author gets real with Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie magazine

‘Fungus’: Who’s to Blame When Bad Things Happen to Good Characters?

When authors write stories, they play God. The results can be devastating.

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

Read Etgar Keret’s First Short Story

The Israeli writer publishes his maiden story on Facebook, 26 years later

Portrait of the Author as a Young Man—Serving in the Israeli Army

My brother was the first to read one of my stories. His unexpected reaction helped me understand the magic of writing.

My Son’s First Election

My 7-year-old told me to vote for the party that ‘gives the most peace,’ but there were none on offer in Israel’s election

Sundown: Bibi Vows No Settlement Demolitions

Plus debt ceiling issue likely to get kicked down the road three months

Etgar Keret’s Dispatch from Israel

The Tablet contributor talks Gaza and war

Tel Aviv’s Comics Knock-Out

Israeli Asaf Hanuka crashes the party in Paris, as the comic-strip-obsessed city hosts Spiegelman and Crumb

Etgar Keret’s Chaos Theory

Suddenly, A Knock on the Door, the acclaimed Israeli writer’s new story collection, offers wry, coy looks at the paradoxes of life in the Jewish state

Bye Bye, Baby

As children get older, they need more privacy—especially if their parents are writers. That’s why you won’t read much about my kids anymore.

Sundown: Occupy Kaddish

Plus Iran’s missiles, Jordanian intrigue, and more

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