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Meet Alon and Raja

Meet Alon Simon and Raja Samana, Israeli and Palestinian members of the Parents Circle, both participants in The Narrative Project. My name is Alon Simon. I’m 34 years old, originally from Kibbutz Nitzanim, and now live in Tel Aviv. Last year I participated in the Narrative Project – a series of meetings in Beit Jala … Continue reading Meet Alon and Raja

Taking Steps on the Path of Peace

Our social business, Taking Steps, created by our Women’s Group is a powerful way you can support our work and share our message of reconciliation. The ‘Bird of Peace’ has become our iconic symbol of reconciliation. Our Women’s Group first embroidered the symbol onto sports shoes. Women, both locally and internationally, including celebrities like Helen Mirren, … Continue reading Taking Steps on the Path of Peace

Storymakers 2016

Help the Parents Circle-Families Forum spread its message of peace, reconciliation, and hope for bereaved Israelis and Palestinians! Vote for “Taking Steps” for TechSoup’s Storymakers 2016 challenge, share it on social media, and help us win $5000! Watch the video and vote here. “If I who lost a loved one to the conflict can walk … Continue reading Storymakers 2016

2016 Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony

On May 10th, the Parents Circle-Families Forum and our friends at Combatants For Peace held the 11th Annual Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony. The ceremony comes to remind us that war is not an act of fate but one of human choice. On this particularly difficult day we called upon both sides to acknowledge the pain and the aspirations of those … Continue reading 2016 Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony

Reconciliation News and Noteworthy

The Parents Circle approaches fostering reconciliation in many ways. We want to share with you a look at a few of our recent achievements: Second Annual Parallel Narrative Experience Alumni Conference On Friday, March 4th, 130 Palestinians and Israelis gathered at Everest Hotel in Beit Jala for the second annual Parallel Narrative Experience (PNE) Alumni Conference, … Continue reading Reconciliation News and Noteworthy

Meet Wajeeh and Yael

American Friends introduces you to the Israeli and Palestinian Board Chairs of the Parents Circle-Families Forum. Both Wajeeh Tumaizee and Yael Admi lost brothers to the violence in Israel and Palestine, and both have dedicated their time and leadership to the Parents Circle and its mission.        

NPR Interview with the Parents Circle’s Bassam Aramin

A Palestinian Takes A Different Road In His Fight Hear and read from Bassam Aramin, the Parents Circle’s Palestinian spokesperson, about his youth in Palestine, and how his time in an Israeli prison and the loss of his daughter Abir to the conflict caused a radical change in his heart, from hatred to peace. From … Continue reading NPR Interview with the Parents Circle’s Bassam Aramin

PCFF’s Robi Damelin Receives Dewey Award

Congratulations to the Parents Circle’s Israeli spokesperson, Robi Damelin! Robi was honored yesterday at SXSW’s Dewey Winburne Community Service Awards ceremony for her continued and brave work in peacebuilding and reconciliation in Israel and Palestine. From the SXSW webpage for the awards: Dewey Winburne was one of the original co-founders of the SXSW Interactive Festival, … Continue reading PCFF’s Robi Damelin Receives Dewey Award