We’re already seeing the impact of the Trump-administration’s announcement on Jerusalem on our activities. We’ve had to cancel activities like a joint Israeli and Palestinian group visit to Yad Vashem for safety concerns and just yesterday, a group of emboldened, Israeli parents forced the cancellation of Parents Circle’s Dialogue Meeting in an Israeli high school where we have been speaking for … Continue reading We’re seeing the impact of the Jerusalem announcement on the ground
Meet Anat Marnin and Bushra Awwad, bereaved members of the Parents Circle and facilitators in our Parallel Narrative Project (PNE). As facilitators, Anat and Bushra help train program alumni, who go on to become peace leaders, solidarity activists, and agents of change. Learn more about the Israeli and Palestinian Alumni for Solidarity Project and how you can help! … Continue reading “I felt, at that time, that my life had come to an end”
Clapping with One Hand by Rami Elhanan, Israeli co-Director, Parents Circle – Families Forum The driver was late yet again and at the entrance to Ibn Rushd High School in the Palestinian village of Tsur Baher, on the outskirts of East Jerusalem, they were waiting for us with anticipation in their eyes. An older guard … Continue reading “What do I care about your daughter that you lost 20 years ago? I am suffering today!”
Meet Rasha and Arnon, one of 800 Israeli and Palestinian alumni who are part of our Alumni Solidarity Project. Israeli and Palestinian Graduates of the Parallel Narrative Experience (PNE) program like Arnon and Rasha learn to become agents of change and advocates for solidarity and peace. We’ve committed to raising $65,000 by the end of 2017 to support this program to train and … Continue reading I’m proud to be an Israeli and Palestinian Solidarity Activist
Despite the growing tensions and violence in Jerusalem and the region these past two weeks, our Youth Summer Program has started this week. Our Indiegogo campaign to support the program has reached its goal. Thanks to many of you, 40 Israeli and Palestinian youth are spending the week learning about each other’s narratives, about empathy and reconciliation, … Continue reading Amidst Tensions, Our Work Carries On
We made our goal! The Israeli and Palestinian Youth Summer Program is now 127% funded. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the campaign and who helped spread the word, we are now able to send 34 participants to the joint Israeli and Palestinian Youth Summer Program. Our work doesn’t end here. We can still bring more Israeli and Palestinian … Continue reading We made our goal!
“They’re people, not just a ‘side.’ I met new people, so I learned new things.” –2016 Summer Program Participant Our Israeli and Palestinian Youth Summer Program starts in 13 days! We still need to raise $12,000 to provide support for 8 more Israeli and Palestinian youth to attend. Donate now! Our program provides a rare and vital opportunity for young … Continue reading Only 13 days left to support our Youth Summer Program!
“In the dialogue meetings there are moments that it feels like everyone is together: there is no Israeli or Palestinian side. Everyone is listening together to the same pain and to both sides.” -Inbal Harel, 14 year old Israeli participant, 2016 PCFF Youth Summer Program The Parents Circle is gearing up for its 2017 Youth Summer … Continue reading Israeli and Palestinian Youth Gearing Up For Summer Program
“You have to love this land and love people in order to see that between the sea and the Jordan there is space for two nations. The space is in the heart.” On April 30th, Combatants for Peace– in partnership with the Parents Circle– held the 12th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. This incredible and unique … Continue reading The 12th Annual Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony
Dear Friends, As you know, tonight is the Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony, during which Israelis and Palestinians stand together to remember the lost loved ones and speak in one voice to prevent further bereavement. What you may not know is that the nearly 300 Palestinians who wished to participate in the Tel Aviv event have been … Continue reading We quickly mobilize to stand together on Memorial Day