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 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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Promoting Peace While Memorializing the Fallen

By Michelle L. Gawerc
Associate Professor of Sociology
Loyola University Maryland

“It’s within this highly nationalistic and militaristic context that the Israeli–Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony occurs. And it behooves us, as scholars of peace and conflict studies, to consider … the importance of alternative Memorial Day commemorations such as this one … I argue that this type of activity can contribute to a just peace in five discrete ways.”

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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