What the papers (and the broadcasters) say:


On 7th November 2013 Bassam Aramin and Robi Damelin were interviewed on the BBC’s prestigious Today programme. Click here to listen to a recording

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On 19th August 2013, Sky News interviewed FBFF Secretary Chani Smith –
watch the programme here

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The Guardian published an article about the relationship between Forum members Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan in August 2013 – read it here

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The New York Times has published a stunning photographic essay by Rina Castelnuovo about the Palestinians and Israelis who are working together for peace and reconciliation: you can see it on the NYT website here

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‘It's very easy for both the Muslim and Jewish communities in the diaspora not to compromise; they're not exactly put to the test every day.’ – The Guardian, 25th November 2012. Read article…

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‘You don’t need a curriculum to make you hate if you live in Gaza. And it is the same for Israeli children in Sderot…’ –
New York Times, 22nd November 2012. Read article…

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‘I wish Obama could help us find a solution…’ – Mazen Faraj (above) and Robi Damelin interviewed on Sky TV News, 21st November 2012. Watch programme…

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‘If you travel with hopes and dreams, it will be easier’ – Seham Abu Awwad
Read Hugh Muir’s account in The Guardian of a reception held in the Speaker’s House at Westminster on 19th June 2012.

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‘It is often difficult for us to meet; she lives in Israel and I in Palestine. There is a wall, checkpoints and Israeli soldiers that divide us. But our friendship is so established that no matter how many barriers we encounter, we will always find a way of keeping our friendship alive.’ – Emel, Muslim lifestyle magazine Read article…

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The Students’ Union hosted an event with the UK Friends of the Bereaved Families Forum which was attended by around 30 Sussex students from all backgrounds. – The Badger online Read article…

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‘Revenge? What for? It does not bring anyone back.’ – The Times, November 2009 Read article…

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‘Being a victim, there is so much pain… but giving up victimhood, there are so many responsibilities.’ – Church Times, May 2009 Read article…

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‘She's Israeli, he's an Arab. War has made them like mother and son’. – The Observer, May 2009 Read interview…

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Choosing reconciliation instead of revenge. – Church Times, December 2006 Read article…

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‘Pain equalises you and you start to listen and that's when you start to understand.’ – BBC News, September 2005.
Read report…

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