American Friends of the
Parents Circle-Families Forum
shares the human side of the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict with
the American public in order to
foster a peace and reconciliation process.

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American Friends of the Parents Circle - Families Forum

American Friends of the Parents Circle – Families Forum shares the human side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with the American public in order to foster a peace and reconciliation process.

The Parents Circle – Families Forum is a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization made up of more than 700 bereaved families. Their common bond is that they have lost a close family member to the conflict. But instead of choosing revenge, they have chosen a path of reconciliation.

What’s New

[WEBINAR] Confronting Grief: Meet the Newly Bereaved

Tuesday, December 19th
1:00 PM EST

Maoz Inon is one of the newest bereaved members of the Parents Circle – Families Forum. Inon’s parents were killed on October 7th, 2023 when Hamas attacked Israel. Mohamed Abu Jafar, a Palestinian member of the Parents Circle, lost his brother in 2002 when he was killed by Israeli soldiers.

Join us for a conversation between Maoz and Mohamed on how they are confronting grief and the work of bereaved peacemakers during a time of war.

Webinar: Voices of Apeirogon

An Intimate Conversation with Colum McCann and Bereaved Fathers

November 30, 2023

A conversation with renowned Irish author Colum McCann. Colum engaged in a heartfelt dialogue with Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin, bereaved fathers from Israel and Palestine, the protagonists of Apeirogon.

In the face of the violence shaking Israel and Palestine, join us to hear from Rami and Bassam, who, despite the pain of loss, still call each other brothers. McCann’s powerful 2020 novel Apeirogon weaves together tales of peace, loss, and reconciliation. The book’s exploration of humanity becomes even more relevant today.

Your support helps us continue and expand our groundbreaking projects. Your tax-deductible donation goes to support activities among Israelis and Palestinians planting seeds of reconciliation throughout our region.

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