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A Globe and Mail Best Book
"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, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
"It is impossible to read this book without feeling deep compassion for Abuelaish and his surviving children, and profound respect for his determination to turn tragedy into triumph."
— Winnipeg Free Press
“A passionate human cry for peace and understanding.”
— Jonathan Garfinkel, The Globe and Mail (Best Book)
“This story is a necessary lesson against hatred and revenge.”
— Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
“Powerful. . . . Moving. . . . Abuelaish does not attempt to set out a political solution to the conflict. He simply tells his own story, with clarity and a humanity of vision.”
— The Gazette
“A vivid, haunting and all but heartbreaking account. . . . Fast-paced, skillfully organized and highly evocative.”
— Toronto Star
“Unshakeable courage, optimism and belief in the healing power of love is [Abuelaish’s] story. . . . This book, penned from the heart, with grace and insight, is his way of engaging us all in this quest [to create peace between Israelis and Palestinians].”
— Heather Reisman, Heather’s Pick
Izzeldin Abuelaish, 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, 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 University Hospital in Israel, followed by a subspecialty in fetal medicine in Italy and Belgium. He then undertook a masters in public health (health policy and management) 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.See all Product Description
This a true, current story of a Palestinian doctor and his family. His descriptions of life in the Gaza Strip and the suffering of the Palestinian people are heart-rending. Read morePublished 4 months ago by joan e. tinkess
This was a heart renting book, didn't want it to end, what a strong man losing his wife and 3 daughters. Highly recommend it.Published 12 months ago by Norma Linton
This book is touching and real and helps to understand the Palestinian-Isreali conflict in a way no news reports can - through the eyes of one man's experience. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was impressed how forgiving and loving the doctor is. We could all learn from him to " love our neighbour as one self"Published on Feb. 8 2013 by Hildegarde Peters
This book has taken me on an emotional rollercoaster! Dr Abuelaish is a completely unique human being,who despite all the hardships in his life continues to fight for rights and... Read morePublished on Dec 22 2012 by Leep73
Amazingly inspiring story of a remarkable man in a nightmare situation. If after reading this your view on the Israel-Palestine issue isn't affected then there may be no hope for... Read morePublished on May 25 2012 by C. Kalangis
My sister sent this from my wish list. I had heard Dr. Abuelaish interviewed on CBC radio & knew I had to read his book. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2012 by annemack