Yousef Bashir: Growing Up in Palestine, A Father’s Legacy, and the War in Israel

Dec 10, 2023

New Thinking No Holding Back podcast

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Susan Estrich

Lawyer, professor, author & political commentator

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Join us in this compelling and thought-provoking episode as we sit down with Yousef Bashir, a remarkable individual who shares his personal journey of growing up in Palestine amidst the complex political landscape. In this intimate conversation, Yousef opens up about the challenges he faced, the lessons learned from his father, and his experience writing a poignant book that delves into the heart of his family’s story; “The Words of my Father”

Yousef Bashir’s upbringing provides a unique perspective on the human side of a region often defined by conflict. His book not only sheds light on the day-to-day struggles of life in Palestine but also serves as a tribute to his father, who played a pivotal role in shaping his resilience and determination. We explore the profound impact of family, culture, and the pursuit of education in the face of adversity.

In the midst of our discussion, we delve into the current geopolitical situation in the Gaza Strip and Israel. Yousef shares his insights on the ongoing challenges, the importance of dialogue, and his hopes for a peaceful resolution. Through his lived experiences and thoughtful reflections, Yousef Bashir offers a bridge to understanding the complex realities of the region and the enduring spirit of those who call it home.

This episode is a testament to the power of storytelling, the strength of the human spirit, and the potential for positive change even in the most challenging circumstances. Join us for a conversation that goes beyond headlines and statistics, providing a human touch to a story that deserves to be heard.

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