A Jewish Mom and a Palestinian Dad Raise a Family Full of Endless Contradictions

After giving up a brilliant legal career in the U.S. to found a rights group, Sari Bashi worked in a nonprofit organization created by Jamal Khashoggi, fell in love with a Palestinian man – and moved to Ramallah to raise an unusual family. An interview

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Sari Bashi. "As a citizen of Israel, I'm in a position of power."
Sari Bashi. "As a citizen of Israel, I'm in a position of power."Credit: Clara Podhany
Gili Izikovich
Gili Izikovich
Gili Izikovich
Gili Izikovich

About two years ago, Sari Bashi was on her way to a family memorial with her two children. It was supposed to be a short drive to Jerusalem from her home in Ramallah in the West Bank, but on the way, near the settlement of Kfar Dolev, Israeli troops had set up a roadblock after a terrorist attack. To get around it, Bashi would have to take a detour that would add 45 minutes to the trip, a soldier said.

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