When we embarked on this journey as Co-Directors of the Parents Circle this past June, we knew it would not be easy working against the current of prejudices, eroding trust, and shallow, violent rhetoric. As active members of the Parents Circle, we were well prepared for this challenge.
What surprised us during these few months was the amount of support and encouragement from the most remote and unexpected venues.
We are getting our hopes up. The U.S. election results are one step in the right direction. Now, we need to restore hope for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Even though we can’t meet on the ground, we haven’t given up hope. We have moved all of our education programs online. We meet, we engage in dialogue, we learn, we teach, we humanize the other, and we find the path to reconciliation.