24 2019

Yousef Bashir- The Words of My Father

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

SSBJCC 775 Talamini Road
Bridgewater , NJ 08807

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$ Cost $ 10.00

In The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine, Yousef Bashir recalls his adolescence in Gaza during the Second Intifada, and how he made a strong commitment to peace in the face of devastating brutality. This moving, candid, and transformative memoir, reminds us of the importance of looking beyond prejudice, anger and fear.
Yousef Bashir is a Palestinian-American from the Gaza Strip. He is the son of Khalil Bashir, a highly respected educator. Still suffering the effects of a near catastrophic injury at the hands of an anonymous IDF solider, Yousef made his way to the United States where he earned a BA in International Affairs from Northeastern University, and an MA in Coexistence and Conflict from Brandeis University. Now living in Washington DC, Bashir has worked on Capitol Hill and serves as a member of the Palestinian Diplomatic Delegation to the United States. Yousef is an accomplished author, a vigorous advocate of Israeli-Palestinian peace and a much sought-after public speaker.
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