On Monday, March 25, Yossi Klein Halevi and former Palestinian Authority advisor Ghaith Al-Omari discussed the past, current and future relationship between Israelis and Palestinians. “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor” was held at 7 p.m. in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on the UConn Storrs campus.
Bestselling Israeli author and journalist Yossi Klein Halevi is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and co-director of the Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative with Imam Abdullah Antepli of Duke University. His 2018 book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, is a plea for peace and new dialogue based on common ground in faith. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Times of Israel and other publications. Gaith Al-Omari is a senior fellow at The Washington Institute for Mideast Policy and non-resident fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine who served as a high-level advisor in the Palestinian Authority. Daniel Weiner, Ph.D., Vice President for Global Affairs and Professor of Geography at the University of Connecticut, served as moderater.
The program was presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council, part of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford; the World Affairs Council of Connecticut; UConn Global Affairs; the Shalom Hartman Institute; the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center; UConn Hillel and The Nachshon Project.