Said from Saudi Arabia writes to Yossi


Dear Yossi, First of all, I would like to thank you for inviting me to read this book and write my thoughts about it. After having read your book I found it to be valuable an important. You, the author, had the courage to address the most sensitive and controversial issues regarding the…

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A. H. Salah From Palestine


My notes/book review – A.H. Salah Since Mr. Yossi is a prominent writer and journalist, he has successfully introduced the Jewish narrative to the Arab readers in this book. The storytelling was smooth and beautiful. The writer implemented several fundamental media tactics/tools for this purpose,…

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Abdelgawad Sayed from Egypt – a blog post


Dear Yossi, First of all, I would like to thank you for inviting me to read your valuable book “Letters to my Palestinian Neighbor “. I found this book eloquently written, rich with emotions and good faith. I published my review in order to spread the word and broaden the circle of dialogue, hoping…

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Correspondence between Sultan from Saudi Arabia and Yossi


Dear Yossi, Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to read your inspiring book, where I found genuine and honest intentions to spread peace among all human beings, not only Arabs and Israelis. After having read the book - I agree with you in so many issues you raised. I also want you to…

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Elham Manea – Imagine Peace and Work for It


Imagine Peace and Work for It   “You have to start somewhere.” She told me. She is a veteran female mediator I met in a national dialogue conference, organized by the Finnish Foreign Ministry, in Helsinki, November 2015. We were having our breakfast early in the morning, before the sessions…

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Abdelillah from Morocco


Dear Yossi, I have never read such a wonderful book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It took me only a few days to finish reading it in Arabic (over 100 A4-pages). I needed to pause and think after reading each paragraph because each and every paragraph taught me about history, Judaism and…

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Fred Maroun from Ottawa


I have read many books on the Israel Arab conflict, yet I consider that "Letter to my Palestinian neighbor", a very short book by Yossi Klein Halevi, to be the best book that I have read on the conflict. This is why. First, the book explains in very simple yet eloquent terms the whole context of…

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Anonymous Reader


I read and truly immersed myself in this book. There are things I want to express which might give away my ignorance, but I am going to force myself to be uncensored. This in keeping with the spirit of this book, which I felt was also uncensored and heartfelt. This book, this emotional appeal, is…

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Stuart


A Letter to My Israeli Neighbor, Yossi In a few weeks we'll be marking the 49th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival. Why is this significant? I believe Americans growing up in the Woodstock era have been deeply and intimately affected by the "Peace, Love, and Happiness" slogan and magical feeling…

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Rev. Jackie from Rhode Island


Shalom, Yossi. It has been two years (?) since my husband, Ed, and I visited you in your office in Jerusalem. I remember well your hospitality and our conversation about, among other things, teaching interfaith dialogue to teenagers. I just finished reading "Letters To My Palestinian Neighbor," and…

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Jay from Chicago


Dear Yossi, I have just finished reading your book. I read it nearly in one sitting. I found it very moving--rawly honest, stirringly compassionate, never shrinking from the hard critique either of Palestinians or Israelis. I felt your passion and love for Israel and the Jewish people, and your…

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Yossi's Replies


Yossi’s first response to Dr. Elham Manea


The following is the author's response to Dr. Elham Manea's Imagine Peace and Work for It response. Dear Elham, First, forgive me for not responding sooner to your wonderful letter. I read it several times, and each time felt I was learning something new. To begin with, yes, I certainly was told by…

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Why have Jews been persecuted? Yossi responds to a very common question by his book’s readers


"What are the reasons behind the continuous historical persecution of the Jewish people throughout history? Why did the Jews specifically go through all of this persecution?" Great question. Entire books have been written trying to answer that question. I am currently reading two of them, both…

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