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Reconciliation For Israel And Palestine

Parents Circle: Palestinian-Israeli Bereaved Families for Peace

RobiDamelin and MazenFaraj lost a son and a father in the fighting between Israelis and Palestinians.

Instead of fighting back, they gave up revenge for reconciliation. They have resolved to use their pain to help others heal instead of instigate violence.

The two travel the country and speak together with a group called Parents Circle, part of the Palestinian-Israeli Bereaved Families for Peace.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Damelin and Faraj about their lost loved ones and the possibility for reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

Will Michaels is WUNC's Weekend Host and Reporter.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.