Robi Damelin

The Parents Circle Families Forum

Robi Damelin is a spokesperson and director of international relations at the Parents Circle Families Forum, a grassroots organization of bereaved Palestinians and Israelis.

Originally from South Africa, Damelin emigrated to Israel in 1967. She previously ran a public relations company in Tel Aviv.

Damelin's son David was killed in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in 2002, after which she became involved with the Parents Circle.

She was named a 2015 Woman of Impact by Women in the World and in 2014, Damelin 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.

Featured Work

(L to R) Bassam Aramin and Robi Damelin. CREDIT: Gusta Johnson

SEP 29, 2015 Podcast

Reconciliation, not Revenge for Israelis and Palestinians

In this emotional and inspiring interview, Israeli Robi Damelin and Palestinian Bassam Aramin discuss their work with the Parents Circle Families Forum, an organization of ...