Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan, Jerusalemites and bereaved Palestinian and Israeli fathers and members of the Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) spoke at an online live streaming event. They spoke of their choice, as bereaved fathers, to work together for peace and reconciliation, and about the current atmosphere of violence, fear, and unrest in the region and the current work of the PCFF.
Thank you for helping us raise more than $25,000 so that Israeli and Palestinian members can participate in a 2-day Emergency Member Assembly to engage in dialogue and recommit to the principles of reconciliation in the face of intense social, cultural, and political challenges. Palestinian and Israeli members must address what is happening together, to put the current situation into context together, to make plans for a more hopeful future, and to give one another the strength and support necessary to carry on this intensely emotional work.
“What is hardest for us during this period, is the inability to meet with our partners on the other side. We know all too well the consequences of this violence and the toll it takes on our morale. This is the most challenging test of our individual and collective ability to put words into action, to continue to pursue dialogue, and to empathize with the other side