Instead of becoming an Israeli Zionist, Ballas chose to remain faithful to the identity he defined as Arab-Jew – despite the fact that the Arab was seen in the country as inferior, as a stranger and an enemy
One day, Prof. Yang Yang decided to learn Hebrew in Peking University because 'enough students were studying Arabic.' He ended up falling in love with it, and now translates and speaks a Hebrew that any Tel Avivian would envy
Ruebner, who immigrated to Israel during World War II, wrote both in Hebrew and German, winning several awards in Europe
The documents apparently went missing from the Tel Aviv home of Brod's former secretary, Esther Hoffe, some 10 years
Battle Over Kafka's Estate Ends: Swiss Vaults Containing Unpublished Manuscripts to Be Handed to Israel
Zurich court rules the Israel National Library can open contested bank safes that are likely to hold a trove of oeuvres by the famed Jewish writer
Wearing bedroom slippers and searching for his wayward rabbit, the 51-year-old short story writer muses about feeling like an establishment outsider and says he'd have let Amos Oz bring up his kid
Col. Rami Harpaz had become leader of the air force prisoners after being taken captive. To pass the time they translated J.R.R. Tolkein's fantasy novel into Hebrew
Keret is the winner of this year’s Sapir Prize for the short-story collection 'A Glitch at the Edge of the Galaxy'
Amos Oz and Haim Gouri: The Fundamental Political Difference Between the Two Literary Giants Israel Lost
There were major differences between Haim Gouri of the ‘Palmach generation’ and Amoz Oz, who rebelled against it, yet with their deaths, we have lost two of the greatest lovers of Israel, and also two of its greatest critics
President Rivlin, a childhood friend of Oz's, said 'you were unafraid of being called a traitor. You saw it as a mark of honor' ■ Coffin displayed at Tzavta Theater in Tel Aviv ahead of his funeral
The consummate Israeliness that Amos Oz purportedly described in his books has expired; no one is left to carry on his seductive and bewitching admonitions, in which few still believe
Oz warned of the dangers of the occupation back in 1967, called radicalized settlers neo-Nazis and boycotted Israeli embassy events abroad. But he kept repeating that he loves Israel, 'even when I can't stand it'
He was interested in others with an almost childlike curiosity. He listened. Even taxi drivers knew it
He lived a frugal life, believed that there were no innately wicked people in the world and found solace wandering alone in the forest. The story of an otherwise unknown, retired clerk named Yona Alon, whose notebooks, in which he documented his life over 13 years, are now being published
When Uri Avnery couldn’t find a suitable word to express what he wanted to say, he invented a new one. This sometimes happened with facts that didn’t fit the idea he sought to advance
British author Kamila Shamsie, whose early works had been translated into Hebrew, refuses to publish her new books in Israel. She's not the only one
Why did an official panel regulating obscene literature ban ‘In the Prison of Love,’ but okay ‘The Virgin from Monaco’?
This week at the Tel Aviv airport: How a Czech translator became friends with A.B. Yehoshua ■ The man who is introducing Israeli kids to lacrosse
In the writer’s latest book, now available in Hebrew, the world remains the same gloomy and absurd place – and the laughter is even less present than before
Writers never had it good. The state never supported them, but now, spearheaded by Culture Minister Miri Regev, it is actually trying to destroy them.
Nir Baram, whose new novel, ‘At Night’s End,’ is his most personal work yet, talks about the death of his mother and the suicide of his best friend, and what he has learned from interviewing settlers and Palestinians
How sad that our national author — a man who has served as our conscience — must learn a lesson in morality from a Hollywood actress
The list of translated Israelis is enormous, and the occupation doesn’t even sour the mood with some readers. Still, the U.S., British and Scandinavian markets remain tough nuts to crack
If there’s anything the great author should understand, it’s that the government is not supposed to interfere in art
Debut novel by anti-occupation activist Moriel Rothman-Zecher reflects life in a 'broken place' and charts the fragile relationship between an IDF soldier and Palestinian twins
Grossman is 'one of the most moving, profound and influential voices in Israeli literature,' Education Minister Bennett says
Following Israeli author's prestigious Israel Prize, check out some of David Grossman's best pieces written especially for Haaretz
When a Jewish policeman looked through the clothing and belongings of a black migrant in Ramat Aviv last Tuesday, I had a deja vu
Opinion The Alef-bet of Lower Wages for Women: Why Israel Needs to Kick Out Sexism From Its Kids' Story Books
One of the West's highest pay gaps between men and women is in Israel. And it all begins with the stories we tell our children
The Hebrew translation of 'Kingdom of Olives and Ash' is totally unnecessary, failing to provide Israeli readers with any fresh insight