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Yoni (Jonathan) Jesner had come to Israel for two years’ religious studies in a yashiva. Her was a brilliant student, very religious, yet he was open to the world and was always there for others. He wanted to become a doctor, but he died at only 19, in September 2002 – a victim of a bomb attack while he travelled by bus to Tel Aviv. He had still been alive on his arrival at the hospital, but he was soon declared brain-dead. The surgeons asked his parents to consider donating his organs for transplantation. At first, they hesitates, but after consulting with a Rabbi, they accepted.
They only discovered later that Yasmina, a little Palestinian girl, had been given their son’s kidneys. It had been a chance happening, immediately transformed into a political symbol by the media, with the help of some doctors.
This is the story of Yoni, seen through the eyes of his friends, his family and all those who counted in his short life. A very moving document that reveals the daily strife of two peoples, two communities, who suffer from a political conflict inflicted upon them