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A.B. Yehoshua – the political role of the writer

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Published: 24 April 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

A.B. Yehoshua: ‘Instead of dealing with Palestine, the new generation do a play or write a story’ – Jonathan Freedland – The Guardian 22.04.16
The acclaimed Israeli novelist on the political role of the writer and rethinking the two-state solution. Where once the likes of Yehoshua could claim to speak for at least half of Israeli society, these days he seems to speak for an Israel – secular, enlightened, humane – that is shrinking, banished ever further to the margins. ‘I blame our camp [the peace camp], for abandoning ideology.’ While the national-religious forces, those who back the settlement project and favour territorial maximalism, have been busy – organising seminars, even arranging weekend talks for young soldiers doing their compulsory military service – ‘we are doing culture instead of politics.’

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