The Great Israeli Novel Smiles at the Settlers

With his newly translated novel ‘The Hilltop,’ Assaf Gavron stakes his claim to be Israel’s Jonathan Franzen

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

Today on Tablet

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

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