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Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish - Life between Gaza and Israel: From Tragedy to Reconciliation
by kharun Monday, Apr. 20, 2009 at 6:58 PM

On April 13th, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a Palestinian gynecologist from the Jabalya refugee camp in Gaza, spoke to an audience at the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Center advocating peace and coexistence. ( Clip 1: Lecture - 45 mins ) ( Clip 2: Q&A Session - 37 mins )

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On April 13th, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a Palestinian gynecologist from the Jabalya refugee camp in Gaza, spoke to an audience at the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Center advocating peace and coexistence. He spoke with this same Pittsburgh audience in January through conference call from Gaza just hours before his house was shelled by an Israeli tank. Three of his daughters were tragically killed and another daughter injured. Dr. Abuelaish began the evening by reciting a poem about his eldest daughter, Bessan [pronounced: Bee-Zaan], written by the Director of the Creativity for Peace camp where she was a participant. He also spoke at length about the dreams and aspirations of his daughters, who were also actively working for peace. He then spoke about his roots in the Jabaliya Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip and his journey to becoming the first Palestinian doctor at the Soroka Medical Center in Israel.

Dr. Abuelaish speaks about the memory of his daughters and about the foundation he is creating to empower women and girls in the Middle East through higher education. As a public health expert, he also gave his assessment on the public health crisis on the surviving population of the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza strip. He has recently been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his active efforts in advocating peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Dr. Abuelaish - Q&A Session
by kharun Monday, Apr. 20, 2009 at 6:58 PM

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