The Israeli author David Grossman is having quite the moment.
The prestigious Israel Prize for Literary Scholarship will not be awarded this year after controversy over the makeup of the judges’ panel.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backed down in a fight over Israel’s most prestigious arts and sciences award on Friday, saying he would not meddle in the prize days after removing several of its judges for not reflecting “Israeli society.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended his purge of the Israel Prize literature panel. He claimed it favored ‘radical’ writers over ‘authentic’ pro-Israel voices.
It surrounds us, we can’t exist without it; but can the ineffable essence of air be captured in a photograph? The new Israeli photojournalism center DocuClub thinks it’s worth a try. A new exhibition titled simply “Air” features photographic interpretations of the theme from around the world. The imagery on view is striking, with photographs ranging from the abstract to the bleakly concrete. Some present themselves as documentation, others concentrate on aesthetics. Each photograph tells an individual story, but all remain true to the overarching theme.