I Shall Not Hate by Izzeldin Abuelaish audiobook

I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity

By Izzeldin Abuelaish
Read by Patrick Lawlor

Tantor Audio 9780802779175

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200099139

  • ISBN: 9798200099122

  • ISBN: 9798200099146

Runtime: 8.17 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish—now known simply as the "Gaza doctor"—captured hearts and headlines around the world in the aftermath of horrific tragedy: On January 16, 2009, Israeli shells hit his home in the Gaza Strip, killing three of his daughters and his niece. By turns inspiring and heartbreaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is Abuelaish's account of an extraordinary life. A Palestinian doctor with a degree from Harvard who was born and raised in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and "who has devoted his life to medicine and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians" (The 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. 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."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

In this impassioned, committed attempt to show the reader life on the sliver of land that is Gaza, he demonstrates that '[a]nger is not the same as hate.' Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“What is said in this impressive book is less remarkable than who says it…Anger is fine, he says, but we must all find the inner strength not to hate. He himself has done so quite magnificently.” Economist
“Scrupulously honest…heartfelt, moving and beautifully written in a distinctive voice…. what is most remarkable is that [Abuelaish] is able to convey not only a baseline faith in the human spirit, but hope for the future.” Dallas Morning News
“This story is a necessary lesson against hatred and revenge.” Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
“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.’” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A deeply affecting narrative told in a voice of poignant simplicity, 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

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Author

Author Bio: Izzeldin Abuelaish

Author Bio: Izzeldin Abuelaish

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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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English