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Tamar Verete-Zehavi

Tamar Verete-Zehavi was born in 1959 in Jerusalem, where she now lives with her family. She studied education, psychology and psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VII where she received a Ph.D for her study of socio-political images in children. Verete-Zehavi has worked for many years in Education-for-Tolerance between Jews and Arabs. Together with Abedalsalam Yunis, she has published two bilingual children's books, and has won - together with him - the Jerusalem Foundation Award for Furthering Tolerance in the city. Verete-Zehavi was also awarded an Andersen Honor Citation (2016).
Tamar Verete-Zehavi

Books Published in Hebrew

Rim, the Girl from Ein Hud [with Abedalsalam Yunis] (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1999 [Rim Ha-Yalda Mi-Ein-Hud]. Bilingual: Hebrew-Arabic
Yusefʹs Dream [with Abedalsalam Yunis] (children), Am Oved, 2003 [Ha-Halom Shel Yusef]. Bilingual: Henrew-Arabic
Aftershock (youth) , Am Oved, 2007 [Sruta]
Juggling in Jerusalem (youth) , Am Oved, 2008 [Salta Leachor]
Martin: The Story of Martin Luther King (youth), Am Oved, 2010 [Martin: Sipur Chayav Shel Martin Luther King]
Gandhi: The Story of Mahatma Gandhi (youth), Am Oved, 2011 [Gandhi: Sipur Chayav Shel Mahatma (Mohandas) Gandhi]
The Smell of Fear (youth), Am Oved, 2012 [La-Pahad Yesh Reiah]
Wangari: The Story of Wangari Matthai (youth), Am Oved, 2013 [Wangari: Sipur Chayeha Shel Wangari Matthai, Ha-Isha She-Natʹa Arbaim Milyon Etzim]
Mandela: The Story of Nelson Mandela (youth), Am Oved, 2014 [Mandela: Sipur Chayav Shel Nelson Mandela]
Mulou and Tsagai (children), Kinneret, 2014 [Mulu Ve-Tzagay]
It's Me Uncle Tom (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Ze Ani Ha-Dod Tom]
The Woman Who Changed America: The Life of Harriet Beecher Stow (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Ha-Isha She-Shinta Et America: Sipur Chayeha Shel Harriet Beecher Stow]

Books in Translation

German: Munich, Bertelsmann/cbt, 2009
Italian: Casale Monferrato, Sonda, 2010
Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
The second edition of the Letters of Israel festival will take place in Paris from September 8 to 18, 2017
After the success of its first edition, the Lettres d'Israël festival is gaining momentum, with an enriched program: meetings, conversations, readings , Theater, major authors and discoveries. Zeruya Shalev, Orly Castel-bloom, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Iris Argaman, and many more will participate. Click here for the full program:
Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
Yizhak Mayer: "Meet the Author" Event
Ambassador Yizhak Mayer, author of the moving book “Silent Letter” will hold a “meet the author” event in Netanya. For further info about the event: And for more details about the title click here:
ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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