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By Halima Alaiyan

a continuing Longing - Memoirs of a Palestinian girl / with a Foreword via Prof. Rita Süssmuth (Bundestagspräsidentin a.D.)

"My dream attracts at the destiny, and reaches throughout borders and generations... i glance to the following generations who will develop up jointly; generations who can hold this pretty dream of justice to fruition. what sort of humans may we be if we didn't think in a dream of justice and peace for all?", Halima Alaiyan

Thomas BeVier, Foresight - Memoir, Foreword overview Fall/Winter factor: "If a film have been made up of Halima Alaiyan’s dramatic lifetime of dislocation, sadness, and transformation, it can problem credulity.
In 1948, whilst she used to be slightly a 12 months previous, her village, Ibdis in Palestine, was once destroyed by means of Israeli infantrymen. With that, she begun a lifestyles in exile. First she used to be shuttled to Egypt, then to Saudi Arabia, and at last to Germany, the place, after escaping her abusive husband and their prepared marriage, she grew to become an orthopaedic specialist.
Overcoming the harsher points for girls of Muslim customized, the obstacles of language, and kinfolk strife will be tale adequate, yet much more awesome has been Alaiyan’s skill to appreciate and put aside her prejudice of Jews and to achieve overseas acceptance for encouraging discussion among teens in Europe, Israel, and Palestine. She does this throughout the Talat Alaiyan beginning, named after a son who died.
After vacationing a German focus camp, she knows “why the Jews have been so enthusiastic about having their very own safe place of origin. … But,” she asks, “did they or the foreign neighborhood have the ideal to expel the folks who have been already dwelling there—and, to this present day, deny them their homeland?”
While, through her criteria at the present time, the society she grew up in used to be regressive for women and girls, it was once additionally loving and supportive. Her mom taught her to regularly “help your siblings and love your family.” She speaks fondly of kin reunions in Iraq and Gaza.
Perhaps, in any case else, it’s from that she attracts her strength."

Dr Halima Alaiyan now lives in Berlin and runs her personal perform as an orthopaedic professional. In 2003, she based the Talat Alaiyan starting place, which fosters discussion and under¬standing among youngsters in Europe, Israel and Palestine. She used to be provided an Order of benefit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009.

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