What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill your Wife?

What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill your Wife?

A Memoir

eBook - 2013
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David Harris-Gershon and his wife, Jamie, moved to Jerusalem full of hope. Then, in the midst of a historic cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians, a bomb shrieked through Hebrew University's cafeteria. Jamie was hurled across the room, her body burned and sliced with shrapnel; the friends sitting next to her were instantly killed. David was desperate for answers-why now? why here? why my wife? But when a doctor handed him some shrapnel removed from Jamie's body, he refused to accept that this bit of metal made him "one of us"-another traumatized victim who would never be able to move on. Instead, he dug into Israeli government records to uncover what triggered the attack, then returned to East Jerusalem to meet the terrorist and his family. Part memoir, part political thriller, part exposé of the conduct of the peace process, this fearless debut confronts the personal costs of the Middle East conflict-and reveals the human capacity for recovery and reconciliation, no matter the circumstance.
Publisher: [United States] : Oneworld Publications : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9781780742229
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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multcolib_susannel Feb 13, 2016

At a loss to deal with a terrorist bombing that injured his wife, David Harris-Gershon decides he wants to meet the man responsible.

Sep 04, 2014

Oh, wow... just, wow. This is an amazing story told in lyrical prose. David Harris-Gershon and his wife are people you will never forget.


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