Robi Damelin’s son was killed by a Palestinian sniper. Her response? “You may not take revenge in the name of my son.” Download this interview to hear the intimate story of her journey through grief and forgiveness, and as a teacher of reconciliation with the Parents Circle – Families Forum.
About Robi Damelin:
Robi Damelin grew up in South Africa and resisted apartheid before moving to Israel and raising a family. Her son David, a peace activist and a member of the IDF reserves, was killed by a Palestinian sniper. Since then, she has dedicated her time and talent to ending the violence and to creating a collaborative, formal truth and reconciliation process that will be ready for rollout when a political peace agreement is reached. Her efforts have been the subject of several documentaries, including One Day After Peace www.onedayafterpeace.com, which chronicles her quest to meet with her son’s killer and her travels to South Africa to learn from the truth and reconciliation process adopted there. Robi currently serves as a spokesperson for The Parents Circle – Family Forum, an organization for bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families working towards reconciliation.