David Harris-Gershon Author Talk

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

David Harris-Gershon Author Talk

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

David Harris-GershonWhat do you buy... cover artDavid Harris-Gershon moved to Jerusalem, full of hope. Then a bomb shattered Hebrew University's cafeteria, ripping open his wife's body, killing the friends sitting next to her and changing everything.

The bombing sent David on a psychological journey that led him back to East Jerusalem and the family of the Hamas terrorist, who had inexplicably expressed remorse upon his capture by Israeli police.  David needed to meet and understand his enemy. Not out of revenge.  Out of desperation. 

What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife is part memoir, part journalistic investigation. In this fearless debut, David confronts the personal costs of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and our capacity for recovery and reconciliation.

Author David Harris-Gershon will be here to speak about his book and the real experiences he went through in the writing of this work. 

This event, held in the Great Hall, is open to the public.  RSVP with J Street is highly recommended. Copies of the book will be available for sale courtAmericans for Peace Now logoesy of Politics and Prose.

J Street LogoThis program is made possible thanks to our partnership with J Street and Americans for Peace Now.