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Amos Oz

Some Recent Noteworthy Fiction From Israel

Alan Elsner | Posted 12.26.2012 | Books
Alan Elsner

In the upcoming Israeli election, the one thing most parties seem reluctant to discuss is the deadlocked peace process with the Palestinians and the whole painful, tangled and conflicted issue of relations between Jews and Palestinians. Israeli authors have no such qualms, as four recent works demonstrate.

Israel's Wizard of Oz on the Anarchy of Jewish Civilization

Khaled Diab | Posted 11.18.2012 | World
Khaled Diab

Amos Oz is one of Israel's foremost novelists and public intellectuals. A few years older than the state he has dedicated his soul to, his fertile imagination has held a creative mirror up to this young society.

Q&A With Nicole Krauss, Author of Great House and The History of Love

Elana Estrin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books
Elana Estrin

While studying art history in graduate school, novelist Nicole Krauss spent hours in the library researching Rembrandt, only to find that she preferred imagining the details of his life instead.

Miral Screens at the United Nations General Assembly

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Schnabel's film does not instigate a new critique. Rather, continues a discourse in Israel with intellectuals and writers like David Grossman, Amos Oz, and Yehuda Amichai.

Collateral Damage: The Hidden Costs of the Ariel Boycott

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Boycotts focus on arresting the most valuable yet vulnerable freedoms: freedom of thought. Like a cluster bomb, boycotts are not particularly surgical in its strike, instead reeking extensive collateral damage.

Soldiering Against Suicide

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

According to a recent AP story, 245 soldiers took their lives in 2009, an increase of nearly 20 percent from 2008 when 197 soldiers died at their own hand.

Israel's Bunker Mentality

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

There are two profound psychological blocks that do not allow Israel's leadership to get off its disastrous course, once again proven by the Flotilla Disaster: one is sheer fear, the other is self-righteousness.

The Adventures of Itamar Marcus and the Hamas Bunny: Palestine at Play

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

I was humbled. Itamar's draining, devastating work was ultimately about an Israeli Jew who cared deeply about Muslim children, a lone green shoot of hope sprouting forth from lakes of blood.

Nobel Prize in Literature Announced Tomorrow: Oz And Oates Are Favorites

AP | KARL RITTER and MALIN RISING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

STOCKHOLM — Americans Joyce Carol Oates and Philip Roth join Israel's Amos Oz at the top of the buzz surrounding the Nobel Prize in literature, ...

Israel's Voice of Reason? An Exclusive Interview With Amos Oz

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

The unlikely story of the state of Israel is intertwined with the unlikely story of Amos Oz. He is, all at once, its most distinguished novelist, its most passionate defender, and its most notorious "traitor."