What would you do if one of your family members was killed in a terrorist attack? How would you manage your rage and your grief? What would you do?
Graphic designer Rami Elhanan was born in Israel to a 7th generation Jerusalemite and a Holocaust survivor from Hungary. Rami’s personal life changed forever in the Yom Kippur war of 1973 after witness terrible carnage, and again in 1979 when his 14 year old daughter was killed along with 5 others in a Palestinian suicide attack on Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem. Rami and his family have since become activists, researchers, and important voices in the struggle for peace in the Holy Land. Rami is the co-director of the Parents Circle with his Palestinian counterpart, Mazen Faraj.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- Why the conflict in Israel/Palestine is a problem of brainwashing and the way in which the victim mentality victimizes the people that live there
- Why the onus of the responsibility is in the hands of the Israeli
- Why respect must be the foundation for the future and why focusing on a solution doesn’t matter so much
CONNECT WITH RAMI ELHANAN:
RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE:
- On Facebook: @rami.elhanan
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