Yossi Klein Halevi (New York, NY; Jerusalem)
Author, Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation
Writer/contributor, Wall Street Journal, The New Republic
Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem
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WHY YOU’RE BOOKING HIM
- Unparalleled modern-day Israeli historian
- Possibly the pre-eminent Israeli author of our time
- Has lived in Jerusalem for 30+ years
- Currently available in NYC
- Critical importance of understanding history, politics, plight of Israel
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Israeli history, politics
- Muslim/Jewish reconciliation
- Middle East
Yossi Klein Halevi is an author, thinker and commentator on Jewish and Israeli affairs.
A frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of leading newspapers (such as The Wall St. Journal) and magazines, he is a contributing editor to The New Republic and a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.
Yossi is active in reconciliation efforts between Muslims and Jews and serves as Chairman of Open House, an Arab-Jewish coexistence center in the town of Ramle, near Tel Aviv.
His newest book is Like Dreamers: The Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation (Harper/Collins, 2013).
His first book, Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist, was published in 1995. In 2001, he published, At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew’s Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land.