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Davening & Dinner featuring Israeli human rights lawyer Sari Bashi

  • Franciscan Community Center 214 West 97th Street New York, NY, 10025 United States (map)

Sponsored by the David, Ursula, & Adina Michaeli Memorial Education Fund

Join us for a joyful evening of tefillah, beginning with Mincha at 6:15 p.m. Following services, we'll enjoy a catered meal and learn from our featured guest speaker, Israeli human rights lawyer Sari Bashi.

This evening’s talk, The Struggle for Normal Life in Gaza, will give us a peek at life in Gaza and the Israeli policies that have shaped it for the past 70 years. Who supplies the water?  Who runs the schools?  Why are power outages a daily occurrence?  This is an invitation to deepen our understanding of Israel's relationship to Gaza and the West Bank and the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. 


Sari Bashi is the co-founder of Gisha, an Israeli NGO dedicated to defending Palestinian freedom of movement and the former Israel/Palestine country director at Human Rights Watch. She writes and lectures about Israel/Palestine and international humanitarian law. She is currently a human rights fellow at Yale Law School, researching the way activists for justice in Israel/Palestine talk to and about Israelis.

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