Yossi Klein Halevi’s book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, released on May 15, 2018 made The New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction best seller list in June 2018. The book has also appeared on several bestselling lists on Amazon.
With Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, award-winning author and Shalom Hartman Institute senior fellow Yossi Klein Halevi offers a heartfelt plea for peace and a new dialogue based on his “experience as occupier” and common ground in faith. This ambitious work is an attempt to offer a new language for peace at a time when conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is escalating and a solution seems impossible. With ten lyrical and provocative letters, Halevi is the first Israeli author to directly address Palestinians in an attempt to explain how the conflict appears through Israeli eyes. Combining a powerful commitment to Israel’s legitimacy with deep empathy for Palestinian suffering, he reveals the complex strands of faith, pride, anger, and anguish he feels as a Jew living in Israel. Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor relaunches narratives about the Middle East at a historic juncture, making it an essential read for the present and for years to come.
Read The New York Times review of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor