Sari Bashi was the Israel/Palestine Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Ms. Bashi co-founded the Israeli human rights group Gisha and served as its executive director of Gisha from its foundation in 2005 until 2014. She writes and lectures on international humanitarian law and Israeli policy toward the occupied Palestinian territories, especially Gaza. Ms. Bashi has received fellowships from Yale Law School and the Echoing Green Foundation for her work with Gisha and has taught international law at Tel Aviv University. Ms. Bashi clerked on the Israeli Supreme Court for Justice Edmond Levi and is a licensed attorney in Israel and New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree (summa cum laude) from Yale University and a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School. Prior to studying law, Ms. Bashi worked as a correspondent for the Associated Press in Jerusalem and conducted research on ethnic identity among Ethiopian immigrants to Israel as part of a Fulbright Scholarship.