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The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine by [Yousef Bashir]

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Bashir's memoir follows a young Palestinian man's development into an advocate for peace...His memoir provides a fascinating look at growing up in extreme circumstances.

-- "Booklist"

An inspiration to peace activists in all theaters of war and struggle and a book that deserves a wide audience.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

A work of profound spiritual beauty, one of the great memoirs to emerge from this terrible conflict. For Israelis like myself, reading Bashir's story is a deeply wrenching experience. And yet, while I strongly disagree with some of his premises, I found myself feeling grateful to Bashir for his open heart and mind. The Words of My Father offers all of us hope that this seemingly intractable conflict can find a solution that is just to both sides.

-- "Yossi Klein Halevi, New York Times bestselling author"

To experience love and humanity on many levels, read this story. Beautifully told by a young man whose voice deserves to be heard-even if the world is not yet ready to listen.

-- "Diana Darke, author of My House in Damascus"

[A] remarkable new memoir...Full of youthful exuberance, unlikely adventures, and raw discovery...Captivating.

-- "New Yorker" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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'A work of profound spiritual beauty, one of the great memoirs to emerge from this terrible conflict. For Israelis like myself, reading Bashir's story is a deeply wrenching experience. And yet, while I strongly disagree with some of his premises, I found myself feeling grateful to Bashir for his open heart and mind. The Words of My father offers all of us hope that this seemingly intractable conflict can find a solution that is just to both sides' 
Yossi Klein Halevi author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07HF7DL3T
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper; Reprint edition (May 7, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 7, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2901 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 226 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 85 ratings

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Yousef Bashir is the Director of Research & Operations for the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace. Yousef is a Palestinian author of The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine. Yousef holds a BA in International Affairs from Northeastern University and an MA in Co-existence and Conflict from Brandeis University. Yousef is a sought after speaker, having lectured across the United States and has been profiled by the New Yorker, New York Times, Washington Post The Hill, PBS and. Yousef was a recipient of the Seeds of Peace GATHER fellowship (2019) and the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship (2016). Yousef served as a foreign affairs fellow in the US Senate (2017), and worked as the Manager of Congressional Affairs for the Palestinian Diplomatic Delegation to the United States (2018).

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