Mark Halawa was born and raised in Kuwait to a secular Palestinian family.
He knew his grandmother on his mother’s side was Jewish, but was unaware that meant he too was Jewish!
As a youth, he witnessed an enormous amount of anti-Semitism.
After moving to Canada, he fell in love with multiculturalism and the ability to live without war or hate.
In a conversation he has with a professor, he discovers that Jews aren’t what he was taught they were and, shockingly, that he is Jewish!
The rest is history…