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Asking the Hard Questions

Preparing for the Joint Memorial Day Ceremony

Get a behind the scenes look into the challenging questions and sensitivities that go into putting together the Joint Memorial Day Ceremony.  We’ll ask our Parents Circle members and Combatants for Peace activists the burning issues they face when organizing what some have called the biggest Israeli and Palestinian peace event in history. 

About the speakers


Osama Elewat is a Palestinian peace activist and is the Groups Coordinator for Combatants for Peace, a joint Israeli and Palestinian peacebuilding NGO that brings together former Israeli and Palestinian combatants committed to non-violence and activism against the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Read Osama’s story here.

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Robi Damelin’s son, David, was killed by a Palestinian sniper in 2002 while guarding a checkpoint near a settlement during his army reserve service. She speaks to Israelis, Palestinians, and audiences all over the world to demand that reconciliation be a part of any peace agreement. Robi was named a 2015 Woman of Impact by Women in the World.


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Shiri Ourian
Executive Director
American Friends of the Parents Circle – Families Forum


Beth Schuman
Executive Director
American Friends of Combatants for Peace

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