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


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) is the spokesperson and director of international relations at the Parents Circle – Families Forum (@ThePCFF), a group of 600 Israeli and Palestinian families who have lost close family members to the conflict and who work together for reconciliation and a just resolution to the conflict. Robi’s son David was killed by a Palestinian sniper in March of 2002 while he was guarding a checkpoint near a settlement during his army reserve service. Since becoming active in the Parents Circle, Robi has spoken to many  thousands of Israelis and Palestinians and other people all over the world to demand that reconciliation be a part of any peace agreement. Robi was named as a 2015 Woman of Impact by Women in the World.

In 2014, Robi was selected by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice as one of four Women PeaceMakers. She is the protagonist featured in the documentary, One Day after Peace.