I Shall Not Hate

I Shall Not Hate

A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity

Book - 2011
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Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish's recounts his extraordinary life of devotion to medicine and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2011, c2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780802779175
0802779174
Characteristics: xviii, 237 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 22 cm

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MB85CAL
Apr 17, 2018

An amazing account of a life lived under much hardship and daily challenges faced with grace, faith, and courage. Dr. Abeulaish is a man of courage, character, and integrity as well as an outstanding writer. Beautifully written, emotionally wrenching, and inspiring, this book is a must read. It is an eye-opener about the decades long Palestinian-Israeli conflict and its lasting effects on the innocent people caught in the middle of the political and military agendas.

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beacgg
Apr 24, 2015

Very human and touching book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Izzeldin provides a comprehensive view of the situation of Palestinians in Gaza using a very simple language . Despite his family drama, he tells his story without hatred or wish for revenge but with the hope that humanity and good faith between the parts will end the conflict.

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nbeth
Jul 14, 2014

A difficult read, but worthwhile and one of the most balanced looks at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict I've read. A great look at how healthcare and healthcare professionals can bridge the divide between people and play a great role in peace movements. The author is an inspiring and incomprehensible example of how hatred can be overcome in the worst circumstances.

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jess21icat
Jun 22, 2013

What an amazing Palestinian man and his family to survive under the restrictions placed on Palestine by the Israelis. This man lost part of his precious family to warfare by the Israelis. But amazingly he has chosen the path of peace, he deserves the Nobel peace prize. He refuses to hate the Israelis, he has worked as a co-operating Doctor in their hospitals and believes that all people deserve medical care regardless. Compliments also to the Israelis that tried to share his dream. Ordinary men trying to work for the good of all people, but politics tears them apart. I know that ordinary Israeli families also suffer because of their country's politics. I would be interested to read a similar book written from an Israeli point of view. Why can't we all have peace and just get on with living??? The restrictions of food, medical care and other necessities is idiotic and children and adults die because all this is not available....what's wrong with our politicians on all sides? This book should be compulsory humanities reading by all High School students to make them aware of how fortunate we are in Australia not to be living under war conditions, not having to know every day, every hour, is there going to be a bomb dropped...are we going to lose some of or all of our family in one hit, where can we live when our house is bombed, what do we eat, the hopelessness of it all.

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