Sari Bashi

Residence
Tel Aviv
Place of birth
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1975
Profession
Lawyer
Organization
Gisha: Legal Center for Freedom of Movement
Identity
Israeli
Languages spoken
Hebrew, English
Date of Interview
10/2009

Interviewer
Anat Langer-Gal

"I’ve learned the power of my counterparts on this path, seeing myself as part of a very large and extensive struggle, and I have no idea when and if it will end. There is something realistic in the realization I’m a part of something much larger."

Trained as a lawyer, Sari Bashi and Professor Kenneth Mann founded Gisha, an organization that utilizes direct legal assistance and public advocacy measures to protect the freedom of movement of Palestinians. As Gisha's current Executive Director, Sari works to promote awareness of and sensitivity to human rights, challenging Israeli audiences, policy makers and thought leaders to recognize the great importance of ensuring those rights even during times of conflict. Gisha integrates new media with creative outreach methods and responds to the challenges collective security-oriented restrictions pose to the daily lives of civilians in Gaza.