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Yossi Klein Halevi: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

(Nonfiction, 224 p. 2018)

A series of letters to an imagined Palestinian neighbor that include both concise histories—of such topics as the history of modern Zionism and the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza—and Halevi’s own memories of growing up an American Jew afraid that Israel would be destroyed in 1967, moving to Israel, and how his romance with the settlement movement ended.

Discussion resources from Shalom Hartman Institute

Kirkus Review

Review by Liel Leibovitz, Tablet Magazine, May 4, 2018

Review by Anna Porter, The Globe and Mail, May 15, 2018

Review by Daphne Merkin, Wall Street Journal, June 7, 2018 (paywall may block access)

Review by Brian Stewart, National Review, July 7, 2018

Review by Raja Shehadeh, New York Times, August 24, 2018

Review by Philip Graubart, The Forward, June 23, 2018

Rachel Martin interviews Yossi Klein Halevi, NPR, June 28, 2018 (6:41 audio and transcript)