No more taking sides
Sep 29, 2009
From NPR's Speaking of Faith:
Robi Damelin lost her son David to a Palestinian sniper. Ali Abu Awwad lost his older brother Yousef to an Israeli soldier. But, instead of clinging to traditional ideologies and turning their pain into more violence, they've decided to understand the other side — Israeli and Palestinian — by sharing their pain and their humanity. They tell of a gathering network of survivors who share their grief, their stories of loved ones, and their ideas for lasting peace. They don't want to be right; they want to be honest.
Speaking of Faith is a National Public Radio series in the US. The link is to a page with an audio recording of the 53 minute broadcast plus other features, including an uncut video showing the two-hour interview as well as short clips of both people.
The programme aired on 14 February 2008.