The Hour of Sunlight

The Hour of Sunlight

One Palestinian's Journey From Prisoner to Peacemaker

Book - 2011
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As a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, Sami Al Jundi had one ambition: overthrowing Israeli occupation. With two friends, he began to build a bomb to use against the police. But when it exploded prematurely, killing one of his friends, Al Jundi was sentenced to ten years in an Israeli prison. In jail, Al Jundi's unlikely transformation toward nonviolence began. He was welcomed into a highly organized, democratic community of Palestinian political prisoners who were required to read and discuss topics ranging from global revolutions to the history of the Middle East. Al Jundi left prison still determined to fight for his people's rights- but with a very different notion of how to undertake the struggle. He eventually co-founded a program in Jerusalem, bringing together hundreds of Palestinian and Israeli youth. Marked by honesty and compassion for Palestinians and Israelis alike, The hour of sunlight illuminates the Palestinian experience through the story of one man's struggle for peace. -- Cover, p. 4
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781568584485
Branch Call Number: BIO Jundi, S 2011
Characteristics: xvii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Marlowe, Jen


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