“The challenge facing my generation of Israel is to turn outward to you, neighbor, because my future is inseparable from yours.”
Bigotry is what happens when people begin to see another as inhuman. This has been a regular theme of anti-Semitism.
Yossi Klein Halevi’s ‘Like Dreamers,’ aims at telling history through the stories of seven Israeli paratroopers. Julia Klein says he succeeds spectacularly, with an enviable novelistic flair.
Havruta, a journal of the Shalom Hartman Institute, features a symposium on whether and how to criticize Israel in its February 2012 issue. It makes for interesting reading, with special shout-outs to Yossi Klein-Halevi’s thought-provoking letter to a right-wing friend and editor Stuart Schoffman’s delightful introduction.