Confronting the extreme right at the Knesset

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by Yuval Rahamim
Israeli co-Director
Parents Circle – Families Forum

May 16, 2023

When I addressed the Knesset’s Education Committee, I urged them that we must protect our children.

“The State is against us. It is trying to keep us out of schools. And if it prevails, the courts will no longer be able to protect us. All we want to do is protect our children and show them that a different future is possible.”

I confronted extreme-right wing members of Knesset. Some of whom have been leading efforts to block our bereaved Israeli and Palestinian members from entering Israeli high schools.

The Parents Circle is one of the few organizations that is still allowed into schools to talk about co-existence, peace and reconciliation.

I lost my father in the Six-Day War. My children served in combat positions in the army. I don’t want my children and my grandchildren to be killed in an unnecessary war.

The State must protect us! The Ministry of Education must protect us and the principals that invite us to speak in their schools!

We speak of values — Jewish values — like seek peace and pursue it. But, today, the State is pursuing the peace seekers!

Join our efforts to protect our children, to protect our values, to protect our education system. Stand with us against these government attacks!

Stand with the Parents Circle Against Government Attacks

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2248 Broadway #1531
New York, NY 10024

To donate by check, please mail to:

American Friends of the Parents Circle
2248 Broadway #1531
New York, NY 10024

How We Are Fighting Back

    • Legal Action: We will challenge regulatory restrictions and arbitrary decisions through legal proceedings and orders, and obtain legal protection for the organization and its employees.

    • Communications: We will raise visibility through media channels, public relations, crisis management communication; disseminate content, such as videos, podcasts, and ads, on social and commercial networks.

    • Advocacy: We will leverage external lobby consulting and pressure in Knesset and local government and municipalities