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  • Right-wing group sorry for calling Israeli artists ‘foreign agents’

    2 weeks ago

    A right-wing Israeli group apologized for a controversial campaign calling leftist artists “foreign agents.”

    Matan Peleg, the director of the group Im Tirtzu, wrote on Facebook Friday that his organization did not “sufficiently consider” the new campaign.

    “Dear friends, we...

  • Israeli campaign against artists draws accusations of ‘McCarthyism’

    2 weeks ago

    An ultra-nationalist Israeli group that has campaigned against foreign-funded NGOs broadened its assault to include left-wing artists on Thursday, accusing authors such as Amos Oz and David Grossman of disloyalty to the country.

    The offensive by Im Tirtzu takes place amid...

  • Blaming Israel won’t bring peace

    By David Suissa

    July 30, 2014 | 11:20 am

    How much blame does Israel deserve for the tragic situation it finds itself in? If you listen to thinkers like celebrated author and peace activist David Grossman, quite a bit. 

    “Why, for these past few years,” Grossman asks in the New York Times, “has Israel avoided judicious...

  • Amos Oz: Alone among friends

    September 26, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    I believe Amos Oz desperately wanted to become a better man than his father was.  It feels as if he has spent his lifetime trying to nurture inside himself an empathy that he believed his father lacked.  The famous, 73-year-old Israeli author of more than 30 books, including his...

  • Gambling on not attacking Iran

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 16, 2012 | 11:52 am

    In an article that was widely discussed and cited in Israel, novelist David Grossman suggested a few days ago that the Israeli government lacks the moral authority to launch an attack on Iran.

    Grossman asked, “in order to block a possible disaster in the future, will Israel be...

  • March 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 11, 2012 | 7:25 am

    U.N. Won’t Back Down on Iran Nuclear Inspections

    IAEA chief Yukiya Amano speaks to The Daily Beast about the UN agency’s policy on Iran.

    In his first report, in February 2010, Amano clearly spoke about “concerns about the possible existence in Iran of past or current...

  • Obama vacation reading includes Israeli novel

    August 22, 2011 | 10:24 am

    President Obama’s vacation reading list includes the best-selling Israeli novel “To the End of the Land” by David Grossman.

    According to a White House statement, the novel is one of three that Obama took to his 10-day vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, in Massachusetts. Since arriving...

  • Jewish themes abound among book award finalists

    February 7, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    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...

  • Israeli movie takes top prize in Tokyo

    November 1, 2010 | 12:53 pm

    An Israeli movie took the grand prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

    “Intimate Grammar,” based on the Israeli novel “Book of Intimate Grammar” by David Grossman, was awarded the $50,000 Sakura Grand Prize Film Award on Sunday.

    The film, directed by Nir Bergman, is about...

  • Transcript of David Grossman’s speech at the Rabin memorial

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    ... 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.

    I am totally secular, and yet in my eyes the...

  • Our Uri

    By David Grossman

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    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...
  • Illusions of a Separate Peace

    By David Grossman

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    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...