Proper Dysfunction

“I see myself as a Jewish writer rather than an Israeli one. Jewish people have never worked the land and are not famous for their fighting qualities. Israel doesn’t have many funny writers. But Jews are inherently outsiders and I can say, ‘Who are those crazy Israelis?’ That’s what gave rise to Jewish humour.”

The Sydney Morning Herald catches up with best-selling Israeli novelist Etgar Keret for a candid conversation on being a politically apolitical Israeli-Jewish antisemite.

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