Amazing Talk Can I reconcile with the man who killed my son: Robi Damelin at TEDxTelAvivWomen

Robi and the Parents Circle Families Forum (se http://www.theparentscircle.com/) members are some of the most inspiring peacemakers in the world.

Published on Dec 29, 2013

Robi, an Israeli mother, ponders the possibility of meeting her son David's killer, and can't help wonder how honest she is with herself in her quest for reconciliation. Can a person who stole the life of a women's child ever truly be forgiven? Is the dialogue between perpetrators and victims the key to ending the bloody never ending Israeli/Palestinian conflict? And can a glimmer of hope come from a place of unbearable pain? Recognizing the humanity in the other must be a recipe for ending the cycle of violence.


Robi was born in South Africa and immigrated to Israel in 1967. Her son was killed by a Palestinian sniper. The first thing she said to the officers who came to give her the dreaded news of her son's death was "you may not kill anybody in the name of my child".
After the loss of her son, Robi joined the Parents Circle -- families forum an organization made up of more than 600 Palestinian and Israeli families who have each lost an immediate family member to the conflict. She is the spokesperson for the organization and is in charge of International Relations.
for more on the Parents Circle see http://www.theparentscircle.com/

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Comment by Nahum Laufer on December 30, 2013 at 11:53am

Robi is the "Star" of the Documentary "One Day After Peace"

for more info htpp://onedatafterpeace.com

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