Politicians and faith leaders turn out in support of peace and reconciliation
Politicians and faith leaders gathered at Westminster on 19th June for a reception in support of the Israelis and Palestinians who are working together for peace and reconciliation.
The event was held in the sumptuous surroundings of the Speaker's House by kind permission of the Speaker, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP and hosted by Huw Irranca-Davies MP, one of FBFF's Patrons.
Israeli Robi Damelin (right in picture), whose son was killed by a sniper and Palestinian Siham Abu Awwad (left), whose brother was killed by an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint, spoke movingly of their determination to disseminate their messages of peace and reconciliation, despite the challenging political climate in the Middle East.
‘We have to include everyone in the peace process otherwise it won't work,' said Siham.
‘We have to recognise the importance of reconciliation as part of any future peace process,' said Robi. ‘Otherwise any peace deal will only be a ceasefire.'
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