With Amos Kenan disappears one of the most important figures of Israeli literature but also a great friend of France where he had long stayed in the fifties.

Novelist, but also poet, playwright, painter, sculptor, Amos Kenan had the happiness of being able to express himself in a thousand ways. He was also a remarkable journalist, a passionate and exciting polemicist. He looked at Israeli society with a look that could sometimes seem harsh. But the fire that animated him was that of lovers

Paris, 5 August 2009