TAKING STEPS

Take a step on
the path of peace
with the Parents Circle

"When I shared with the group
about the moment that I was told
that an Israeli settler shot my father
who died on the spot, I began to
shake and to cry."
Ikhlas Ishtaya

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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

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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What’s New

Latest attack on Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day

Yesterday, Israel’s Minister of Defense denied entry permits for the 110 Palestinians invited to attend the 2018 Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony.

Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle will appeal Lieberman’s decision to the Israeli High Court of Justice. We invite you stand with us and show your support for what this ceremony means– that there is another wayWe are not doomed to continue the cycle of violence and bereavement.

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2018 Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony

Combatants for Peace

On April 17, 2018, thousands of Israelis and Palestinians will come together to remember the shared pain experienced on both sides of the conflict. The Israeli-Palestinian Alternative Memorial Day Ceremony comes to remind us that war is not an act of fate but one of human choice.

This powerful ceremony will be streamed online live from Tel Aviv, and we are inviting you to participate

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Sisterhood of Pain, Sisterhood of Hope

Twelve bereaved mothers– 6 Israeli and 6 Palestinian– will be sharing their remarkable stories about their efforts to turn hatred into understanding and vengeance into reconciliation. Moderated by Nightline anchor, JuJu Chang.

Location: The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center, NYC
Date/time: Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7PM EST

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