Etgar Keret

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

Up in the Air

The blissful idleness, and useless information dump, of a frequent flyer

Idol Worship

When we were kids, I wanted to follow in my brother’s footsteps. Now, as adults, I’m reminded why.

Call and Response

Being polite to telemarketers can land you in the grave

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?

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