May Community Meeting

Featuring Dr Hatim Kanaaneh, speaking about his new book: Chief Complaint, recently published by Just World Books.  


In Chief Complaint , Dr. Kanaaneh explores the changing, precarious, and ever-shrinking world of Palestinians living in Israel. As his village’s first Western-trained physician, Kanaaneh has had intimate access to his neighbor’s lives, which he chronicles here in a fictionalized collection of vignettes. These compelling short stories reveal the struggles, triumphs, memories, and hopes of the indigenous Palestinian community living in a state that does not acknowledge their past or encourage their future.

Dr Hatim Kanaaneh completed his medical and public health degrees at Harvard in 1970. He then returned to Galilee where, in 1973, he became the Public Health Doctor of the sub-district of Acre. He is the founder of the NGO, the Galilee Society (The Arab National Society for Health Research and Services)

Reviews of the book can be found at


May 10, 2015 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St
Berkeley (near Ashby BART), CA 94703
United States
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