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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 600 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.

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Joint Israeli-Palestinian Bereavement NGO Is the Education Ministry’s New Target | Haaretz

A new condition added by the Education Ministry on Monday for operators of external programs in schools, that requires them not to degrade or shame the Israel Defense Forces seems tailor-made for one specific organization: The Parents Circle – Families Forum for Israeli and Palestinian bereaved families,” wrote Shira Kadaria-Ovadia in Ha’aretz today. 

After 20 years of running Dialogue Meetings in Israeli high schools successfully, it seems the new government is out to target the Parents Circle‘s program which is often the first, if not the only time that Israeli students have the opportunity to meet and speak, face-to-face, with a Palestinian.

Breaking News: Government Proposes to Cut Parents Circle in Schools

Israel’s Channel 13 News reported that programs at risk of cancellation in schools include Parents Circle’s long-standing Dialogue Meeting program and the Joint Memorial Day Ceremony.

These are some of the first unofficial signs that the new, right-wing government in Israel is trying to silence and prevent us from our peace education work.

Parents Circle’s programs have been specifically named and targeted by the new Israeli government.

We are taking the following steps in response…

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