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By turns inspiring and heart-breaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is Izzeldin Abuelaish's account of an extraordinary life. A Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and "who has devoted his life to medicine and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians" (New York Times), Abuelaish has been crossing the lines in the sand that divide Israelis and Palestinians for most of his life — as a physician who treats patients on both sides of the line, as a humanitarian who sees the need for improved health and education for women as the way forward in the Middle East. And, most recently, as the father whose daughters were killed by Israeli soldiers on January 16, 2009, during Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip. His response to this tragedy made news and won him humanitarian awards around the world. Instead of seeking revenge or sinking into hatred, Abuelaish called for the people in the region to start talking to each other. His deepest hope is that his daughters will be "the last sacrifice on the road to peace between Palestinians and Israelis."

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"Born in a refugee camp in 1955, Palestinian physician Abuelaish suffers a catastrophic loss when three of his daughters are killed in their home by Israeli fire in 2009. An Israeli television journalist's live broadcast of his call for help captures Israeli public and world press attention. 'Most of the world has heard of the Gaza Strip,' as Abuelaish says, 'but few know what it's like to live here, blockaded, impoverished, year after year, decade after decade.' Abuelaish portrays everyday life in Gaza and tells the remarkable story of how he came to be 'the first Palestinian doctor to be on staff at an Israeli hospital.' The 'tortured politics of Palestine, Israel, and the Middle East' are rendered graphic by his personal accounts of 'the humiliation, the fear, the physical difficulty' of border checkpoints and bulldozed homes. Abuelaish tells of the 'satisfying, even wonderful' moments, 'the good chapter of a bad story,' as well; an infertility specialist, he is as 'thoroughly smitten' with his research as he is appalled that 'Gaza hospitals are rundown and can't be repaired because of an embargo is preposterous.' Abuelaish knows anger, but in this impassioned, committed attempt to show the reader life on the sliver of land that is Gaza, he demonstrates that 'anger is not the same as hate.' (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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"This story is a necessary lesson against hatred and revenge." Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Review:

"In this book, Doctor Abuelaish has expressed a remarkable commitment to forgiveness and reconciliation that describes the foundation for a permanent peace in the Holy Land." President Jimmy Carter

Review:

"One of the most affecting [books] I have read on the subject of Israel and Palestine.... His story is important not only for its message of peace, but for the fact that it personalizes the Palestinian experience." Jonathan Garfinkel, Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Review:

"A deeply affecting narrative...punctuated by injunctions to love that are far from corny, tried as they are by the searing experiences of a righteous man striving to act decently in a place of madness." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

By turns inspiring and heartbreaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish's account of his extraordinary life. A Harvard-educated Palestinian doctor, he was born and raised in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and "has devoted his life to medicine and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians" (New York Times). On January 16, 2009, Abuelaish lost three of his daughters and his niece when Israeli shells hit his home in the Gaza Strip. Instead of seeking revenge or sinking into hatred, he has called for the people of the region to come together so that his daughters will be "the last sacrifice on the road to peace between Palestinians and Israelis."

Synopsis:

By turns inspiring and heart-breaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is Izzeldin Abuelaish's account of an extraordinary life. A Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and "who has devoted his life to medicine and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians" (New York Times), Abuelaish has been crossing the lines in the sand that divide Israelis and Palestinians for most of his life - as a physician who treats patients on both sides of the line, as a humanitarian who sees the need for improved health and education for women as the way forward in the Middle East. And, most recently, as the father whose daughters were killed by Israeli soldiers on January 16, 2009, during Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip. His response to this tragedy made news and won him humanitarian awards around the world. Instead of seeking revenge or sinking into hatred, Abuelaish called for the people in the region to start talking to each other. His deepest hope is that his daughters will be "the last sacrifice on the road to peace between Palestinians and Israelis."

About the Author

Izzeldin Abeulaish, MD. MPH, is a Palestinian physician and infertility expert who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. He received a scholarship to study medicine in Cairo, Egypt, and then received a diploma from the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of London. He completed a residency in the same discipline at Soroka hospital in Israel, followed by a subspecialty in fetal medicine in Italy and Belgium. He then undertook a masters in public health at Harvard University. Before his three daughters were killed in January 2009 during the Israeli incursion into Gaza, Dr. Abuelaish worked as a researcher at the Gertner Institute at the Sheba hospital in Tel Aviv. He now lives with his family in Toronto, where he is an associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

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moiraethefatesbookreview, June 12, 2011 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)
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By turns inspiring and heart-breaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is Izzeldin Abuelaish's account of an extraordinary life. A Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and "who has devoted his life to medicine and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians" (New York Times), Abuelaish has been crossing the lines in the sand that divide Israelis and Palestinians for most of his life - as a physician who treats patients on both sides of the line, as a humanitarian who sees the need for improved health and education for women as the way forward in the Middle East. And, most recently, as the father whose daughters were killed by Israeli soldiers on January 16, 2009, during Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip. His response to this tragedy made news and won him humanitarian awards around the world. Instead of seeking revenge or sinking into hatred, Abuelaish called for the people in the region to start talking to each other. His deepest hope is that his daughters will be "the last sacrifice on the road to peace between Palestinians and Israelis." (Synopsis provided by goodreads)


I became interested in this book after I participated in the Holocaust remembrance week, a week that reflected on the tragic time and had an ending message of a much needed peace.
This book was written by a man who lost everything even with his daughters being killed in an attack, he vowed to himself not to hate. That says so much about him, to be able to go through that and not hate the person or persons that carried out the attack is amazing.
Abuelaish credits his Muslim faith with his ability to not hate, he is calling for an end to the violance and the hatred on both sides of the conflict.
His story is both sad and moving, there were many times in this book I cried. The description he paints of the attack is truly one of the saddest things I have ever read. Abuelaish writes in a way that reader feels like they are there with him in his memories seeing what he is describing. I highly recommend this book to everyone. This is a book that should be taught in schools all over the world. I shall not hate is truly one of the best books I have ever read.


Overall rating ***** 5 out of 5 stars
Cover art I liked the cover art.
Obtained I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review thank you Michelle.
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Lilian Patey, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Lilian Patey)
This is a book that when you start reading you can not put it down. The writer Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a Palestinian, is an amazing man. He writes about his painful experiances growing up as a refugee. He works hard to educate himself. Later in his life he faces the most painful experiances yet he continues to work for peace. A book that I will recommend very highly for anyone to read. Rev. Lilian Patey
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802779175
Author:
Abuelaish, Izzeldin
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Abuelaish, Izzeldin
Subject:
Physicians - Gaza Strip
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Born in a refugee camp in 1955, Palestinian physician Abuelaish suffers a catastrophic loss when three of his daughters are killed in their home by Israeli fire in 2009. An Israeli television journalist's live broadcast of his call for help captures Israeli public and world press attention. 'Most of the world has heard of the Gaza Strip,' as Abuelaish says, 'but few know what it's like to live here, blockaded, impoverished, year after year, decade after decade.' Abuelaish portrays everyday life in Gaza and tells the remarkable story of how he came to be 'the first Palestinian doctor to be on staff at an Israeli hospital.' The 'tortured politics of Palestine, Israel, and the Middle East' are rendered graphic by his personal accounts of 'the humiliation, the fear, the physical difficulty' of border checkpoints and bulldozed homes. Abuelaish tells of the 'satisfying, even wonderful' moments, 'the good chapter of a bad story,' as well; an infertility specialist, he is as 'thoroughly smitten' with his research as he is appalled that 'Gaza hospitals are rundown and can't be repaired because of an embargo is preposterous.' Abuelaish knows anger, but in this impassioned, committed attempt to show the reader life on the sliver of land that is Gaza, he demonstrates that 'anger is not the same as hate.' (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Review" by , "This story is a necessary lesson against hatred and revenge."
"Review" by , "In this book, Doctor Abuelaish has expressed a remarkable commitment to forgiveness and reconciliation that describes the foundation for a permanent peace in the Holy Land."
"Review" by , "One of the most affecting [books] I have read on the subject of Israel and Palestine.... His story is important not only for its message of peace, but for the fact that it personalizes the Palestinian experience."
"Review" by , "A deeply affecting narrative...punctuated by injunctions to love that are far from corny, tried as they are by the searing experiences of a righteous man striving to act decently in a place of madness."
"Synopsis" by ,

By turns inspiring and heartbreaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish's account of his extraordinary life. A Harvard-educated Palestinian doctor, he was born and raised in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and "has devoted his life to medicine and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians" (New York Times). On January 16, 2009, Abuelaish lost three of his daughters and his niece when Israeli shells hit his home in the Gaza Strip. Instead of seeking revenge or sinking into hatred, he has called for the people of the region to come together so that his daughters will be "the last sacrifice on the road to peace between Palestinians and Israelis."

"Synopsis" by ,
By turns inspiring and heart-breaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is Izzeldin Abuelaish's account of an extraordinary life. A Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and "who has devoted his life to medicine and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians" (New York Times), Abuelaish has been crossing the lines in the sand that divide Israelis and Palestinians for most of his life - as a physician who treats patients on both sides of the line, as a humanitarian who sees the need for improved health and education for women as the way forward in the Middle East. And, most recently, as the father whose daughters were killed by Israeli soldiers on January 16, 2009, during Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip. His response to this tragedy made news and won him humanitarian awards around the world. Instead of seeking revenge or sinking into hatred, Abuelaish called for the people in the region to start talking to each other. His deepest hope is that his daughters will be "the last sacrifice on the road to peace between Palestinians and Israelis."
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