I have lost the count of the number of books I have read about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in which the discourse is often one-sided, supporting the narrative of one over the other.
Halevi’s book Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor looks beyond the realm of whose claim is more holy and just. He pleads to both sides to recognize each other’s right to exist, to self-determination and to self-definition.

The book is deeply honest, engaging and articulately written by a master linguist who is doing his very best to balance the two conflicting narratives in the hope that the other side will decide to reply to his letters.

Suzan Quitaz, Journalist, London