Manuela Dviri Vitali Norsa, born in Padua, Italy in 1949, moved to Israel in 1968. On February 26, 1998 her 20 year-old son, Jonathan, who was serving in the Israeli Army, was killed in a clash with Hezbollah. From that moment, Dviri dedicated herself fulltime to campaigning in favor of life and against war, including calling for the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. The campaign was known as Four Mothers.
In 2000, after the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, she continued to write for publications including Maariv, Yediot Aharonot, Haaretz, Corriere Della Sera and Vanity Fair. Dviri’s peace work includes, among other endeavors, involvement in “Saving Children” which provides medical care to Palestinian children in Israeli hospitals through the Peres Center for Peace.
Dviri has received numerous literary, journalistic and peace awards as well as the Honour of Cavaliere (Knight)-Order of The Star of Italian Solidarity from President Giorgio Napolitano. She is co-Founder with Adina Tal of the theater “Na La’gaat” for the blind and deaf. She is the author of the play Land of Milk and Honey as well as the books War in the Eyes, 2003 and A Life in the Land of Milk and Honey, 2004 as well as the children’s books Abir, the Girl Who Listened with Her Eyes, 2007 and Shalom Omri, Salam Ziaad, 2008.
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