The Israel-Palestinian peace camp has long promoted dialogue against hatred and bloodshed but the passions inflamed by the deadliest Gaza war yet pose entirely new challenges for the movement.
These two very different books provide elements for thinking about such togetherness. The first is Apeirogon by Colum McCann. It is about a Palestinian and an Israeli whose daughters have been killed by the enemy other, who struggle to find a way towards peace.
Parents of victims killed in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict have created an unlikely bond that led to the creation of the Parents Circle Families Forum. Families who might otherwise be enemies are coming together in an effort to bridge Israelis and Palestinians to push toward a better future for both sides.
The ongoing war between Israel and Hamas has dominated news since the October 7th Hamas attacks and Israeli air and ground campaigns in the Gaza Strip that followed. Around the world, islamophobia and antisemitism have skyrocketed, as the conflict divides societies and has led to mass protests. The media, especially in the West, has found … Continue reading How to build peace while covering war: peace journalism and the Israel-Hamas War | Peace News
When Brent Blair saw his religious, political and university communities divided by the Israel-Hamas war, he was spurred into action. Blair, a professor of theater practice in voice and movement and founder of the Institute for Theater and Social Change in the School of Dramatic Arts, said he has been a longtime advocate for peace … Continue reading New School of Dramatic Arts course will explore Israeli and Palestinian narratives | Daily Trojan
The ongoing conflict and violence in the Gaza strip has led to a feeling of hopelessness across the world. The death of over 11,000 Palestinians and 1,200 Israelis comes amid blood curdling calls for violence from both sides, and a shocking apathy from the world’s leadership to bring it to an end. Yet, there are … Continue reading Parents Circle-Families Forum: bereaved families of Palestine, Israel champion peace | Daily Star
Thirty-five Israeli Jewish and Arab peace and human rights groups have issued an open letter calling on the government to work for a ceasefire, the release of the hostages and a political and diplomatic solution to the conflict.
Bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families called for an end to “hate and revenge” and for political leaders to instead seek sustainable peace and reconciliation at an alternative Remembrance Sunday ceremony in London today.
Jewish and Palestinian food was on the menu Sunday at Feast World Kitchen in downtown Spokane to raise money for the Parents Circle, a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization that works to promote dialogue, tolerance, reconciliation and peace.
Pat Gaffney gave this talk at Alternative Remembrance Gathering yesterday in Tavistock Square, central London. Organised by the Peace Pledge Union, the otherspeakers were Richare Kuper, Jews for Justice for Palestinians and Isabel Kelly, representing the Parents Circle – Families Forum. Around 150 people of all ages and backgrounds attended.