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  • Facing hostility, American Muslims take a lesson on Zionism

    3 weeks ago

    Alejandro Beutel bowed his yarmulke-covered head and pressed his hands and forehead into the 2,000-year-old stones of the Western Wall. After slipping a note into one of the cracks, Beutel whispered a prayer and cried.

    It’s a scene that unfolds daily at the sacred site in the Old...

  • Voices of Six-Day War haunt us decades later

    By Tom Tugend

    November 12, 2015 | 2:09 pm

    The focus of the Israeli film “Censored Voices” is an aged, rapidly spinning, reel-to-reel tape recorder.

    From the recorder emerge the voices of young Israelis just returned home to their kibbutzim after fighting and miraculously triumphing in the Six-Day War of 1967.

    But their...

  • Geographical circumstances reason for divide between U.S. Jewry and Israelis

    November 2, 2015 | 10:34 am

    The growing divide between American Jews and the State of Israel is a challenge to be tackled on both sides of the ocean by defining common goals, according to Middle East expert Yossi Klein Halevi.

    “One of the main problems we face in our relationship between Israelis and...

  • Israel under the knife

    By David Suissa

    October 13, 2015 | 1:54 pm

    “The streets are empty, even the main pedestrian walkways are empty,” my friend Selwyn Gerber told me on the phone from Jerusalem. Gerber, who lives in Los Angeles and is a frequent visitor to Israel, said he’s “never seen Jerusalem like this.” Evidently, the fear of being stabbed...

  • Israeli election coverage with Donniel Hartman and Yossi Klein Halevi

    March 17, 2015 | 9:23 am

    Read about the election results here:
    Winners, losers and Israel’s next coalition

    Live Blog 2015 Israeli Elections Results Live Stream

    We encourage you to post advance questions for Donniel and Yossi at Hartman@jewishjournal.com or by visiting hartman.org.il.


  • LIVE Israeli election night coverage with Donniel Hartman and Yossi Klein Halevi

    March 11, 2015 | 3:44 pm

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    JewishJournal.com will present Shalom Hartman Institute President Donniel Hartman and iEngage Project Fellow and prizewinning author Yossi Klein Halevi in a live Election Day webinar program from Jerusalem on March 17. 

    The program will begin one-half hour...

  • Q&A with Yossi Klein Halevi: Jewish extremists endanger Israel’s control of Jerusalem

    By Jared Sichel

    December 12, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    In 1972, when Yossi Klein Halevi began writing a book that 23 years later would become his “Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist, he was just 19 and allied with the extremist right wing of the Free Soviet Jewry movement. 

    As a follower of Rabbi Meir Kahane (assassinated in 1990) and a...

  • ‘For 2,000 years, the Temple Mount was off-limits to Jews’

    September 24, 2013 | 4:41 pm

    Excerpted from Yossi Klein Halevi’s “Like Dreamers: The Story of Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation”

    The next morning, the three battalions of Brigade 55 assembled on the Temple Mount, for a victory lineup. Only a week earlier they had been boarding...

  • Yossi Klein Halevi’s dream

    By David Suissa

    September 24, 2013 | 4:36 pm

    Too many books about Israel try to tell us what to think or feel. Whether from the left or right, it seems that the subject of Israel brings out the emotional partisan in many of us. We feel strongly one way or the other, so we like to read books or articles that support our...

  • The consequences of Israel's contradictory dreams

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 24, 2013 | 4:27 pm

    The stirring scene that opens “Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation,” by Yossi Klein Halevi (Harper, $35), is a flashback to the night of June 6, 1967, when the 55th Paratroopers Reserve Brigade of the Israel Defense...

  • Sept. 28–Oct. 4

    By Laura Donney

    September 24, 2013 | 4:13 pm

    SAT | SEP 28


    If you thought your beautiful new spouse was cheating on you, wouldn’t you create a disguise and test her fidelity? Ferenc Molnar’s comic game of love and marriage may or may not remind you of you and yours, but with wit and deception aplenty, it’ll...

  • Yossi Klein Halevi on “Peoplehood and Identity in Contemporary Israeli Music”

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 5, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    Yossi Klein Halevi talks to UCLA’s Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israeli Studies.

  • Yossi Klein Halevi: Delegitimization Is anti-Semitism

    By Ryan Torok

    June 14, 2011 | 5:59 pm

    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.”

    He spoke at the 10th anniversary...

  • Monday Night with Yossi Klein Halevi: The Crisis of Israel’s Delegitimization

    By David Suissa

    June 2, 2011 | 9:50 am

    Who better than one of the world’s most legitimate commentators on the Middle East to discuss the crisis of Israel’s delegitimization? Author and renowned journalist Yossi Klein Halevi will weigh in on this sensitive topic this coming Monday night, June 6, at 7pm, at the Jewish...

  • Webcasts: Insights into Emmanuel affair and Halevi rocks with Israeli music

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 28, 2010 | 3:40 am

    Yesterday the Los Angeles participants of the Sephardic Educational Center’s summer seminar in Jerusalem heard lectures from two prominent Israeli journalists Jonah Mandel and Yossi Klein Halevi about different aspects of Sephardic life in Israel today.

    Mandel, who has been covering...

  • A Long, Hot Summer

    By Rob Eshman

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    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.

    We sat outside, Halevi's back to the...

  • An Excerpt From “Eden”

    By Yossi Klein Halevi

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden

    by Yossi Klein Halevi

    William Morrow

    Pages: 336; $25.00

    Chapter One: Ramadan

    I lived on the border of Jerusalem. My apartment was in the last row of buildings just before the desert hills of the West Bank. In the distance lay the quiescent...

  • War or Pieces

    By Rob Eshman

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    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...