Amidst the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Dr. Daniel Weishut, psychologist and lecturer at Hadassah Academic College in Israel, developed a cross-cultural friendship with Ahmad Abugalia, a Palestinian Bedouin.
In this episode, Dr. Weishut assesses the vast cultural differences that he observed through this close friendship, which he describes as a ‘life-changing experience’, from the perspective of the psychologist Hofstede’s cultural dimensions. Further, he provides interesting insights into this intercultural bond from a sociopolitical context. This discussion is an extension of his book titled Intercultural Friendship: The Case of a Palestinian Bedouin and a Dutch Israeli Jew, published in the International Comparative Social Studies series of Brill.
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