Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of a founding member of Hamas in the West Bank, recounted his riveting story of personal change and Middle East espionage at the annual Jewish National Fund (JNF) Breakfast for Israel in Washington, D.C., on May 19. The event was held at Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Yousef told the story of how he not only became a spy for Israel and helped prevent dozens of suicide attacks, but also supplied information that led to the incarceration of his own father, Sheikh Hassan Yousef. There was a private Q&A session for JNF’s major donors following the event.
“Attendees heard a firsthand account of Mosab’s courageous work and his relentless pursuit of providing a voice for truth and a hope for a peace,” said event co-chairs Drs. Adrienne Rulnick and Chet Stein in a joint statement.
The 350 people who attended the breakfast also got to hear from JNF leadership about the transformative work the organization does in developing Israel’s Galilee and Negev.