We, the bereaved Israeli and Palestinian members of the Parents Circle – Families Forum, pain and grieve anew with each family that is added to the circle of bereavement. We will continue to act in spite of everything and because of everything, to prevent bereavement and pain from all the people who live here.
We were joined by bereaved Palestinian and Israeli members, Laila Alsheikh and Ayelet Harel. Watch the recording to hear their stories of loss, of reconciliation, and of hope, and to learn more about the Parents Circle’s transformative peace activities and our call for peace.
For the poem that Shiri read at the beginning of the program (“Taking Sides” by Irwin Keller), click here.