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Wednesday, 8th July, 2020

Izzeldin Abuelaish

Izzeldin Abuelaish

Izzeldin Abuelaish is a Palestinian-Canadian physician and an internationally recognised human rights and peace activist devoted to advancing health and education opportunities for women and girls in the Middle East through both his research and his charitable organisation The Daughters for Life Foundation. Dr. Abuelaish has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times. His book, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity, has achieved worldwide critical acclaim. Published in 2010 and currently available in 24 different languages, the bestselling autobiography is inspired by the loss of his three daughters – Bessan, Mayar, and Aya – and their cousin Noor to Israeli shelling on January 16, 2009. Dr. Abuelaish is currently an associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

Session

War and Peace:

Izzeldin Abuelaish in conversation with Marie Brenner

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is a Palestinian-Canadian physician and an internationally recognised humanitarian, human rights and inspirational peace activist. He has dedicated his life to using health as a vehicle for peace, and, despite all odds, succeeded, aided by a great determination of spirit, strong faith, and a stalwart belief in hope and family. Dr. Abuelaish’ s book, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity, an autobiography of his loss and transformation, has achieved worldwide critical acclaim. Published in 2010, currently in 24 different languages, and inspired by the loss of his three daughters – Bessan, Mayar, and Aya – and their cousin Noor to Israeli shelling on 16 January, 2009, the book has become an international and national bestseller. It has also become a testament to his commitment to forgiveness as the solution to conflict and the catalyst towards peace. In a moving and inspirational conversation with writer and journalist Marie Brenner, Abuelaish takes us through a saga of hatred and love, loss and forgiveness, despair and hope.