The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine – A Zoom book talk with author Yousef Bashir

May 06, 2021 7:00PM

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The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine – A Zoom book talk with author Yousef Bashir

Thursday, May 6th at 7 PM EST

Bashir offers a powerful memoir of love, growth, survival, and unfashionable generosity of spirit inspired by his father. This is not an exploration of the broader socio-political context, but rather a personal narrative which contains some hints at the larger landscape.

Yousef Bashir is a Palestinian American from the Gaza Strip who made his way to the United States, where he earned a BA in international affairs from Northeastern University and an MA in co-existence and conflict from Brandeis University. Now living in Washington, DC, Bashir has worked on Capitol Hill, and served 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.


The JCA is pleased to offer virtual programs so that they are accessible to all. Financial support from community members like you makes this programming possible; we encourage you to pay what you can. We appreciate your support, which will help ensure that we can continue to offer programs like these in the future.

The book will be available to order from our friends at Longfellow Books at this link:


Advanced registration required by Weds. 5/5  – The Zoom link will be email to registered participants on Weds. afternoon 5/5.

*The JCA is a member of the Jewish Book Council network.

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