President Obama's vacation reading list includes the best-selling Israeli novel "To the End of the Land" by David Grossman.
Jewish themes abound among National Book Critics Circle award finalists. Among the five fiction finalists are Israeli author David Grossman's "To the End of the Land" and "Comedy in a Minor Key," by Hans Keilson, a German-born Jew now living in the Netherlands. The awards will be handed out in New York on March 10.
An Israeli movie took the grand prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
... I am speaking here tonight as a person whose love for the land is overwhelming and complex, and yet it is unequivocal, and as one whose continuous covenant with the land has turned his personal calamity into a covenant of blood.
Hours before the cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah went into effect, Israel Defense Forces tank commander Uri Grossman, the son of acclaimed Israeli novelist David Grossman, was killed by an Hezbollah anti-tank missile. This is an excerpt of the eulogy David Grossman delivered at his son's funeral.
As you read this, a fence is going up to separate Israelis from Palestinians. For now, it is defined as temporary, for defensive purposes only. It encompasses, on its Israeli side, most of the settlements Israel has established in the occupied territories. It is not intended to determine the future border between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.