As a teenager, Sami Al Jundi had one ambition: overthrowing Israeli occupation. But his plans were derailed when a bomb he built to use against the Israeli police exploded prematurely, killing one of his friends. Al Jundi was sentenced to ten years in prison. The Hour of Sunlight describes Al Jundi's extraordinary metamorphosis from a militant to a passionate advocate of nonviolence and peaceful reconciliation. Born to a family of Palestinian refugees in the Old City of Jerusalem, Al Jundi was only five years old when Israeli soldiers took over his home after the 1967 war. His parents refused to relocate to a massive refugee camp, beginning life again as refugees in another part of the Old City. In moving detail Sami describes how these and other realities (and indignities) of his early years caused his radicalization.