by Yuval Rahamim
Bereaved member and Israeli Co-Director
September 17, 2022
When I was invited to join the trip to the U.S. South to explore the history of slavery, civil rights and racial justice, I was reluctant. After all, my concern is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and not a remote story of injustice, irrelevant to the peace and reconciliation we are working for in the PCFF. But the things we learn when traveling far can sometimes show us what we fail to see and understand, the things just in front of us every day.
by Laila Alsheikh
Bereaved Palestinian mother
Parents Circle – Families Forum
I’ve been dreaming of visiting the U.S. ever since I can remember. I never expected that my first trip would be to Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on a reconciliation learning journey.
I’ve packed my comfortable walking shoes, my umbrella and my appetite for southern cooking. Tomorrow, my bereaved Israeli partners and I will begin our journey. Together with our American friends, we will explore the history and lessons of reconciliation that are common to both Americans, Israelis and Palestinians.