Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

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Harper Perennial
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.48 pounds

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About the Author

Yossi Klein Halevi is an American-born writer who has lived in Jerusalem since 1982. He is a senior fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and the author of At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land and Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation, which won the Jewish Book Council's Everett Family Book of the Year Award for Best Jewish Book in 2013. Together with Imam Abdullah Antelpi of Duke University, he co-directs the Hartman Institute's Muslim Leadership Initiative. He and his wife, Sarah, have three children.


"The tantalizing proposition of Halevi's book, never belabored but always peeking from between the lines, is that faith might unite these two warring tribes whereas reason only fanned the flames of discord." -- Tablet Magazine

"By providing an honest, soulful and balanced recap of two emotional narratives, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor has given us a spiritual roadmap, if not to peace, then at least to hope." -- Jewish Journal

"A clarion call, not to arms but to empathy...a profound and original book, the work of a gifted thinker...[an] urgent and heartfelt message." -- Daphne Merkin, Wall Street Journal

"One of the best one-volume introductions to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians." -- Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic

"Refreshingly honest...In explaining Israel to the Palestinians, [Halevi] appeals to a certain ideal, a higher ambition, a sense of wonder and beauty." -- The Forward

"I was enlightened by the extraordinary insights that filled page after page, often on topics I thought I knew quite well. I was also moved by the haunting beauty of the superbly crafted language, by the many passages that speak to my deepest yearnings, and especially by coming to know better the extraordinary soul of the author." -- Mosaic

"Eloquent and important." -- Jewish Boston

"Yossi Klein Halevi wants to extend an olive branch to his Palestinian neighbors, and does so, in his incredibly compelling and heartfelt book Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor." -- Jerusalem Post

"A powerful, challenging, and deeply moving plea for human understanding across one of the most tragic divides in modern politics." -- Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

"Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor conveys the urgency and poetry of the Israeli story in a way that is accessible to any reader. I hope everyone will read these beautiful letters--Palestinians and Jews and anyone else interested in understanding who the Jews are and why we returned home." -- Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Executive, Jewish Agency for Israel

"A poetic and moving account...heartfelt, empathetic." -- Publishers Weekly