Blessed with the wit of a Brit and the doggedness of a woman who bore and raised five children while helping her husband build a farm a few yards from the wall. On most days, she’s either hosting groups from around the world, on the phone with friends in Gaza or driving sick Palestinian patients from Gaza to hospitals in Israel.
Eric is the founder of OTHER VOICE. His friendship with the late Eyad El-Sarraj gave birth to the group and to the friendships on either side of the wall. In defiance of Israeli government’s directives, he has played host to friends from Gaza on numerous occasions. His work and initiatives extends far beyond the wall.
He is the face of the loss and hope on both sides. He lost his daughter three weeks before her wedding to a Qassam rocket. But, he surprised many when he shunned bitterness and revenge and, opted for good neighborliness. Over the objection of his wife and family, he took his campaign all over the region and some parts of the world.