Parents Circle - Families Forum
2017 Annual Report

Reflecting on the highlights of 2017, one can only be proud
of the achievements of the Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF).
This has been a difficult and dark year, fraught with violence and
anger, and in many cases political manipulations.

Yet the work we do in Israel, Palestine and internationally is of
paramount importance and continues to have a rippling effect
which brings with it a sense of hope and light to all who are
exposed to our unique message of reconciliation.

Learn more about how you helped further our peacebuilding and reconciliation work in 2017.




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


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.


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.



What’s New

End the Violence

On Monday, while the Trump administration opened the new embassy in Jerusalem and Naqba Day neared, our board members and supporters stood overlooking Gaza as a single plume of smoke rose and the sounds of bullets could be heard in the distance.

As the cloud thickened and the smell of tear gas wafted, the death toll climbed. Sixty more families lost a father, son or brother. Sixty more families left in pain from the endless cycle of bloodshed.


7,000 Strong on Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day

On April 17, nearly 7,000 Israelis and Palestinians came together to remember the shared pain experienced on both sides of the conflict. The Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony comes to remind us that war is not an act of fate but one of human choice.



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


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.