David Grossman is an Israeli writer whose Yellow Wind I read many years ago–this was a touching and sympathetic non-fiction account of his encounters with Palestinians. I think the book appeared in the late 80s. He has since written several well-received novels as well as continuing his essay writing. Last week he joined a group of other Israeli writers in asking Olmert to call a cease-fire in the attacks on Lebanon. In the meantime, his own son Uri, an IDF reservist, was killed. Here is a link to a meditation posted on Juan Cole’s site about Grossman, father and son.