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Yossi Klein Halevi

award-winning journalist 

and best-selling author


Yossi Klein Halevi is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Together with Imam Abdullah Antepli of Duke University, he co-directs the Institute's Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI), which teaches emerging young Muslim American leaders about Judaism, Jewish identity and Israel.


Halevi’s 2013 book, Like Dreamers, won the Jewish Book Council's Everett Book of the Year Award. His latest book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, is a New York Times bestseller. He writes for leading op-ed pages in the US, including the Times and the Wall Street Journal, and is a former contributing editor to the New Republic.

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Navigating Existential Divides

05.27.2015, by Yossi Klein Halevi

The Iran deal, a Palestinian state, and the gulf between Israelis and American Jews.

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The Rabbi of Nepal

05.04.2015, by Yossi Klein Halevi

Why an Orthodox Jew from LA has spent eight years galvanizing hundreds of volunteers to help Nepalese villagers out of poverty, and now must redouble his efforts

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Reimagining Jewish-Muslim Relations: A Response to My Jewish Critics

08.05.2014, by Yossi Klein Halevi

Yossi Klein Halevi responds to the criticism on his piece with Imam Abdullah, supporting the Brandeis University decision to rescind awarding Ayaan Hirsi Ali with an honorary degree.

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The War on the Israeli Home Front

18.11.2014, by Yossi Klein Halevi

Tuesday's massacre and other recent Palestinian attacks in Jerusalem have been intimate, the terrorism of neighbors.

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Eviatar Banai’s Journey to Wholeness

23.01.2014, by Yossi Klein Halevi

Something good is happening to Evyatar Banai, one of our most gifted singers and songwriters. And that’s good news for Israeli culture and, perhaps, a sign of hope for the healing of Israeli society.

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