Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish: A Palestinian Prophet of Peace

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 12:48 AM

"I was almost knee-to-knee with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish as we sat in the lobby of his hotel in downtown Los Angeles, talking about his new book, I Shall Not Hate, and the work he is doing to create a lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis. His energy was irrepressible and contagious and the smile that permanently graces his face as he talks belies a life of suffering and heartache. In January 2009, during the three-week long war in the Gaza Strip and a mere four months after losing his wife, Nadia, to cancer, an Israeli tank fired two shells into Dr. Abuelaish's home, killing three of his daughters, Bessan, Aya and Mayar, and his niece, Noor."

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