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A Palestinian Neighbor Responds

IN A SERIES OF LETTERS, AN ISRAELI WRITER LOOKS TO EXPLAIN HOW HIS PEOPLE SEE THE CONFLICT.

“Letters to My Palestinian Neighbors”

By Yossi Klein Halevi

204 pages. Harper/HarperCollins Publishers. $24.99.

Dear Yossi,

It has always been my belief that it’s important to engage and understand the other in our ongoing struggles in Israel and Palestine. That is why I was encouraged when I received your book and read the title: “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor.”

From the outset you make it clear that your book, told in a series of 10 letters to a hypothetical

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