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What Should American Jews do About the Assault on Israeli Democracy?

When someone you love is in trouble, you don’t pull away, you draw closer.
Yossi Klein Halevi, Jodi Rudoren
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Yossi Klein Halevi is a Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Together with Imam Abdullah Antepli of Duke University and Jennifer Raskas, he co-directs the Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative. Yossi is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor and co-host with Donniel Hartman and Elana Stein Hain of the Institute’s For Heaven’s Sake podcast. He is also the author of Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who

Jodi Rudoren

Jodi Rudoren, editor-in-chief of the Forward, spoke with Yossi Klein Halevi about the political turmoil in Israel.

“What are we, American Jews who want to see Israel make it to its 75th birthday this spring as a healthy and safe Jewish democracy, to do and to think about it all? I called up my friend Yossi Klein Halevi for a consult.

“We need American Jews in this conversation,” he told me. “When someone you love is in trouble, you don’t pull away, you draw closer.”

Read the full interview in the Forward

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