Ghada Karmi





Ghada Karmi


Born
in Jerusalem, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
January 01, 1939

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Dr Ghada Karmi was born in Palestine and then had to flee with her family when it became Israel. She grew up in Britain and now she's a doctor, author, academic, and well-know international commentator on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Ghada still vividly remembers a huge bombing just behind her house in Jerusalem. "It was absolutely dreadful. I was bewildered, I was scared - I could see my parents were scared, which is very scary for a child because you think your parents know it all and they look after you. I knew, from that moment on, things had changed for us. I didn't know how, but things weren't going to be the same again."

After fleeing their family home, her family eventually settled in London. "My mother was very angry about the
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In Search of Fatima: A Pale...

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Married to Another Man: Isr...

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Return: A Palestinian Memoir

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Health And The Movement Of ...

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Jerusalem Today: What Futur...

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Ethnic Health Handbook a Fa...

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“...We never set eyes on Fatima or our dog or the city we had known ever again. Like a body prematurely buried, unmourned withpot coffin or ceremony, our hasty untidy exit from Jerusalem was no way to have said goodbye to our home, our country and all that we knew and loved.”
Ghada Karmi, In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story

“Just as the ripples of a stone thrown into a pond will spread further and further away from the source, so the ripples of the disaster in 1948 hit my parents first and then spread to us and to our children long afterwards. Seeing only the ripples, it was easy to confuse the original cause with its effects.”
Ghada Karmi, Return: A Palestinian Memoir

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