No, wait: yes, I do have a couple of writer friends whom I consult with.
Israel is not a perfect state, but it is nothing like apartheid South Africa, says a writer who has lived in both countries.
The writer, Phil Bronstein, who heads up the Center for Investigative Reporting, stands by the story.
Old English writere "one who can write, clerk; one who produces books or literary compositions," agent noun from writan (see write (v.)). Meaning "sign-painter" is from 1837. Writer's cramp attested by 1853; writer's block by 1950.