Yossi Klein Halevi

Thursday 6/21 10:30AM | FREE | United States Institute of Peace
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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, he co-directs the Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative.

Halevi is the author of several books, including Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation, published by HarperCollins in 2013, which won the Jewish Book Council's Everett Book of the Year Award.

He writes for the op-ed pages of leading American newspapers and is a former contributing editor to the New Republic.

His latest book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, is a New York Times best-seller. It was published in 2018 by Harper Collins.

Halevi was born in New York. He has a B.A. in Jewish studies from Brooklyn College and a masters in journalism from Northwestern University. He moved to Israel in 1982, and lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Sarah, a landscape designer. They have three children.


Mr. Halevi and Yousef Bashir, activist, speaker, and author will join together in conversation on the topic of Liberty: "What is the most pragmatic and ethical way to achieve a lasting peace between the Palestinians and Israel?"