In the last years of the British Mandate, Amos Oz's father wrote English-language leaflets for the rightist Irgun underground denouncing "Perfidious Albion" - that is, back-stabbing Britain. So the novelist recalls in his memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness. Oz's father hadn't invented the epithet; he was using the standard melodramatic term of the Irgun and of the right-wing Revisionist Zionist...