Robi Damelin

Robi Damelin

Reconciliation Advocate - Israel/Palestine

Region(s): Middle East
Country of focus: Israel, Palestine, State of
Based in Ramat Efal


Current Occupation: Reconciliation Advocate - Israel/Palestine
Organization/Institution: Parents Circle - Families Forum (PCFF)
Language: English


Ali Abu Awwad and Robi Damelin on Nonviolence as The Path to Freedom for Palestinians and Israelis Unlocking Us with Brené Brown Podcast Feb 28, 2024

Georgetown Hosts Dialogue on Reconciliation Between Bereaved Israeli and Palestinian Families Georgetown University News Feb 2, 2024

Israeli Robi Damelin Restorative Justice International podcast Jan 10, 2024

What struggles are Israeli activists facing in their anti-war movement? The Stream Al Jazeera Dec 28, 2023

Free My Son’s Palestinian Killer to Free the Israeli Hostages Held by Hamas Haaretz Dec 21, 2023

Families of victims of Israeli-Palestinian conflict come together for peace NBC News Nov 21, 2023

The Israel-Hamas war has not quashed their compassion, their empathy, their hope NPR Nov 5, 2023

‘We can’t go on living like this.’ The Amanpour Hour CNN X clip Nov 4, 2023

Bereaved Palestinian and Israeli families say peace is the only solution CBC The Sunday Magazine Oct 22, 2023

Where Israeli and Palestinian parents share their grief for peace The Sunday Times Jul 9, 2023

Robi Damelin and The Parents Circle–Families Forum Groundwork Podcast Jun 21, 2023

Opinion | Why Is Israel Banning Bereaved Palestinians From a Memorial Day Ceremony? Haaretz Apr 16, 2023

Israel’s protests show a turning point in the country’s history Nadja Media April 1, 2023

Do the People Silencing Bereaved Parents Know Our Pain? Opinion Haaretz News Feb 9, 2023

“I spoke to the UN Security Council’s hearts today” – Robi Damelin UN briefing May 26, 2022

United in grief: the Jewish and Palestinian parents who are pleading for peace Jewish Chronicle May 5, 2022

Her Son Was Killed By A Palestinian Sniper. Now, This Israeli Activist Works For Change In Israel/Palestine. Forbes Oct 13, 2021

How two mothers, united in loss, hope to bring peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict CNN Aug 15, 2021

Women as peacemakers: Pursuing peace after the latest Gaza conflict France24 TV June 11, 2021

What Can Dialogue Between Israelis and Palestinians Accomplish? Foreign Policy Podcast ‘Course Correction’ June 2, 2021

‘The cycle of violence must stop’  Christiane Amanpour  CNN Video May 14, 2021

“What possible good can come from all of this killing?” CBC News Video June 4, 2021

As Violence Escalates In Israel, Parents Circle Becomes A Catalyst For Change Forbes May 13, 2021

Why I spend Yom HaZikaron grieving with my Palestinian peers April 13, 2021

The Forgiveness Project Stories Robi Damelin Mar 12, 2021

Robi Damelin (@PCFFIP), spokesperson and director of International Relations for the Parents Circle -Families Forum (@ThePCFF ), joined the organization after her son was killed by a Palestinian sniper .  PCFF is comprised of more than 600 Palestinian and Israeli bereaved families who believe in non-violence and reconciliation as a means to end the occupation and that there has to be a framework for a reconciliation process as part of any future political peace agreement.   All her work on the ground both in Palestine and Israel and internationally is geared towards this goal.

She has been interviewed by the most prestigious media outlets, CNN, BBC, Forbes, CBS, France 24, Indian TV  and more. She has appeared on stages like Albert Hall and Lincoln Center.

Robi was named as a 2015 Woman of Impact by Women in the World and was also selected by the Joan B. Kroc institute for Peace and Justice at the San-Diego University as a woman peace maker.  She is the protagonist featured in the prize-winning documentary, One Day after Peace.  She regularly contributes to media outlets in Israel and abroad.  Robi was invited to brief the Security Council at the United Nations in May, 2022.