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Dr. Yasmeen Abu Frahia

Dr. Yasmeen Abu Frahia

Physician, health policy expert

Yasmeen Abu Fraiha is a medical doctor currently completing a clinical fellowship in critical care at BIDMC in Boston, combined with a research fellowship at the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School.

She is also a board member of the New Israel Fund, a progressive organization whose aim is to advance liberal democracy, including freedom of speech and minority rights, and to fight the inequality, injustice and extremism that diminish Israel.

I our conversation she shares her experience working in the ER of the largest Israeli hospital near the Gaza border on October 7, and how that shaped her conviction that the real divide is between those who believe in a peaceful solution and those who believe in violence. She also shares where she goes to find hope that a solution will be found.

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Guardian of Democracy – Yasmeen speech on YouTube

Poem by Mahmoud Darwish “Think of Others” sung by Mira Awad

Authentic Leadership For Everyday People / Dino Cattaneo

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