You can support reconciliation
between Israelis and
Palestinians, too.

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 - 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.

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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.

Nicholas Kristof’s Ember of Hope

Meet the Champions of Nuance and Empathy We Need
The New York Times
Nicholas Kristof

My columns from Israel and the West Bank over the past few weeks have been depressing, reflecting my fear that we’re on a bloody, downward spiral that will make everything worse. So let me share what I saw as an ember of hope.

I didn’t expect to find such a thing. On this trip I met with civil society organizations that have toiled for years to bring Israelis and Palestinians together, but frankly I was skeptical of their efforts.

Some good that did, I was thinking.

But let me tell you about an Israeli woman I met, Meytal Ofer.

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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