Yossi Klein Halevi talks to UCLA's Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israeli Studies.
Israeli journalist and author Yossi Klein Halevi, discussing “The Delegitimization of Israel” on June 6, denounced the boycott movement against Israel and said that delegitimization is the “next expression of classical anti-Semitism.”
I caught up with the journalist Yossi Klein Halevi at the home of David and Marsha Nimmer in Beverly Hills, where he was addressing a small group of mostly entertainment industry professionals about the imminent Israeli withdrawal from Gaza.
At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden
by Yossi Klein Halevi
Israelis voted Ehud Barak into office as prime minister because he promised to bring them peace. He failed, in large part because his negotiating partner Yasser Arafat was unwilling to make the difficult choices peace demands. Israelis then voted Ariel Sharon into the prime minister's office hoping that, if Barak couldn't bring peace, at least Sharon could bring security. He failed, too. In a Gallup poll published in Ma'ariv newspaper this month, only 21 percent of the Israelis said they believed Sharon could end the violence. A month earlier, the number of believers was twice as high.