That Everton are even under discussion for fourth place is a miracle and – to the neutral – an unalloyed delight
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Friday 27 March 2009
Eshkol Nevo's debut novel takes place just before the assassination of Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin, in a parched hilltop village between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The narrative focuses on the relationship between Noa, a student of photography and Amir, a psychology student, but branches out to include the voices of neighbours - Jews, Arabs and Kurds.
Thursday 19 March 2009
Thursday 05 March 2009
Israeli military officials say the country's navy chief has apologised after he was seen in a strip club.
Friday 27 February 2009
Amos Oz is a giant in Israel for the wealth of his literary achievements and for his courageous political stance. His outstanding memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness, allowed us to understand how this child of the Israeli Right had become a major figure of the Left. It also explored the tragedy of a boy whose mother had committed suicide. It linked the political and the emotional. However, his latest novella is a surprisingly tiny conceit. Set in Tel Aviv during the 1980s, it focuses on eight hours in an anonymous, 40-something writer's life before, during and after a public reading. The central character is The Author. Or perhaps it is Oz?
Tuesday 18 November 2008
Alleged gangland boss Yaakov Alperon, one of Israel's most wanted men, was killed by a car bomb in Tel Aviv yesterday, highlighting public fears of rising crime.
Saturday 27 September 2008
Friday 26 September 2008
Thursday 18 September 2008
Wednesday 17 September 2008
Thursday 28 August 2008
Paul McCartney will perform for the first time ever in Israel next month - more than 40 years after The Beatles were blocked from giving a concert in the country.
Sunday 10 August 2008
The excruciatingly painful end of this fascinating biography – Assia Wevill would gas herself and Shura, her daughter by Ted Hughes, to death – overshadows everything we can learn about this unfortunate woman, even as we fantasize, as with all suicides, that we can still save her somehow before the last page and rewrite her story.
Tuesday 05 August 2008
Usually found in the kitchen, humble aluminium is the star of this show (if spelt the American way). Devised by the Tel Aviv dancer Ilan Azriel, with fantastic designs and special effects by Yuval Kedem, the show's whimsical use of the metal offers unalloyed pleasure.
Thursday 08 May 2008
Monday 14 April 2008
Sunday 30 March 2008
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 What if 35 Palestinians had died, and 800 Israelis?
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire