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Israeli Robi Damelin Podcast (January 10, 2024)

The following RJI podcast was recorded in Tel Aviv, Israel on December 21, 2023.

Robi Damelin is an Israeli peace activist who works with Parents Circle-Families Forum. Robi’s son, David, was killed by a Palestinian sniper on March 3, 2002.

We thank Robi for her interview with RJI. Listen carefully to Robi’s story, particularly her description of forgiveness. She talks about “giving up your just right to revenge.” Robi also talks about her attempt to meet the offender who killed her son. However, Robi found that in Israel a victim cannot ask for a meeting with her offender. Instead, an offender must ask for the meeting. Robi’s offender is serving a life sentence.

RJI supports a victims’ right to restorative justice. We believe victims of violence should always have the option to choose restorative justice.

RJI continues to support the important work of the Parents Circle. Find more on Parents Circle-Families Forum at this link: https://www.theparentscircle.org/en/stories/robi-damelin_eng/

(photo credit: Robi Damelin with picture of son, David (Parents Circle-Families Forum)