Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, known as "the Gaza Doctor," is the author of the bestselling book I Shall Not Hate, which chronicles his life growing up in Gaza and the development of his outlook on life and peace in Israel and Palestine. Dr. Abuelaish's three daughters were killed during the War on Gaza in January 2009, minutes before he was to speak live on an Israeli TV program. That raw and painful cry of a parent was heard around the world and may have contributed to ending the military invasion. Since then Dr. Abuelaish has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and received many awards for his contribution to the fight for peace in Gaza. This is Dr. Abuelaish's first book. He lives in Toronto with his five remaining children. He is an associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.


Festival Event:
THE BIG IDEA: I Shall Not Hate
May 17, 2010
Mayfair Theatre

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