5 thoughts on “Moti Fogel to Speak With Bereaved Palestinian on Yom HaZikaron – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. Motti Fogel was involved in peace work for a long time before his brother’s killing (he is part of Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity, and he prays in a synagogue that places a special emphasis on the promotion of equality) so I’m not sure that what he is doing now is a struggle for him. Painful and personal, yes, but not a struggle. I think he’s doing what comes naturally to him. I get this impression from an interview he gave not long after his brother’s murder, in which he said, “My natural inclination is to go on as usual.” Asked if the murder had changed his political stance, he replied that it hadn’t, but added, “The need to reduce the enmity comes closer to me personally, you can’t ignore it as much.”

    The whole interview is worth reading: http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/the-private-side-of-a-public-tragedy-1.351740

    He’s a remarkable man. I wish I knew Hebrew; I would go to hear him speak.

  2. Wow, a brave and deeply humane thing to do, while so many people around you are eager to use your brother’s family’s terrible death to justify vengeance and even more violence and injustice.

    Hats off, deep respect and heartfelt condolences to Motti Fogel.

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