PHOTO: © Regina Brocke


In the organizer's words:

In a monologue version for the stage by Silvia Armbruster and Ernst Konarek

"The suffering of the people makes us look towards the Middle East with horror. We strongly condemn Hamas' barbaric attack on Israel. There is no place for any form of anti-Semitism in our society. Therefore, only humanism can be the leitmotif for settling the conflict." -(Production Theaterhaus Stuttgart)

"It's time we sat down and finally talked to each other" is one of the key sentences in the play "I will not hate" by Izzeldin Abuelaish. It tells of everyday life in Gaza, of waiting at the Israeli checkpoints, of family life between hope and despair and of the incomprehensible consequences of violence.

"On January 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm, Israeli tank shells were fired into my daughters' bedroom," says the Palestinian gynecologist. "Bessan, Aya and Mayar were killed instantly, along with their cousin Noor. Because the Israeli military had banned journalists from entering Gaza, I gave a telephone interview to an Israeli TV reporter every day. Minutes after the attack, I called him at the station and he broadcast our phone call. The news went around the world in a flash."

Dr. Abuelaish continues to fight tirelessly for understanding and reconciliation with Israel: "Hatred makes you blind and leads to irrational thinking and behavior. Peace is humanity. Peace means respect. Peace is an open dialog. More necessary today than ever." Izzeldin Abuelaish was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

At the 5th Hamburg Private Theater Festival in 2015, Ernst Konarek's production was awarded the Monica Bleibtreu Prize in the "Best Contemporary Drama" category.

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