In the summer of 2003, Mikhail Cherney Foundation sponsored a project generated by Israeli Resource News Agency. Ten Jewish mothers who had lost their children to terrorist acts traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet American media and politicians.
At the press conference at the National Press Club, the mothers told the reporters and members of the House the truth often played down by the Western media: yes, sometimes Palestinian children die, too, but the responsibility for these deaths lies with Palestinian terrorists and Palestinian Authority. They cynically hide behind children as they launch their attacks, and they deliberately set up bomb labs in crowded residential areas - they know that IDF goes out of its way to minimize civilian victims.
However, with Jewish children it's a different story: the masterminds of terrorism just as deliberately target civilian population as they send suicide bombers into supermarkets and buses filled with families.
The audience at the National Press Club was also shown Empty Rooms, a documentary film about the Dolphinarium bombing - another reminder that Palestinian terrorists violate all human moral standards by targeting Jewish children. The film, directed by well-known Dutch director Willy Lindwer and commissioned by the Mikhail Cherney Foundation, narrates the story of the June 1, 2001 bombing, where 20 teenagers were killed and over 100 wounded.