Our Tears Are the Same: Webinar with Layla Alsheikh and Robi Damelin

Please join us for our upcoming webinar:

Monday, June 1st at 12:30 PM EDT

Layla is Palestinian. Robi is Israeli. They are both mothers. Both have lost a child to the conflict in Israel and Palestine, but both have made the unique choice to seek peace and reconciliation, rather than revenge and hatred.

Join us on Monday, June 1st at 12:30 PM EDT for a Dialogue Meeting with Layla and Robi, who will share their stories of bereavement and hope, followed by a questions and answers session.

Speakers:

Layla Alsheikh

Bereaved Palestinian mother
Parents Circle – Families Forum

Layla lives in Bethlehem in the West Bank. In 2002, her 6 months old son, Qussay, became ill and Israeli soldiers prevented Layla from taking him to the hospital for more than five hours. Qussay soon died from the lack of timely treatment. 
Layla joined the Parents Circle in 2016. Following her son’s death, she never thought of revenge, but rather has devoted her time and energy to ensuring a better, more peaceful future for her children.

Robi Damelin

Bereaved Israeli mother
Parents Circle – Families Forum

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 Israeli and Palestinian 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.