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

Summer Heat

The protests in Israel these last two months were nothing short of a revolution. But can the political hope continue through the fall chill?

Sundown: Iran and Qaeda in Cahoots?

Plus, Keret’s thin abode, Facebook won’t delete denial pages, and more

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