American Friends of the Parents Circle is pleased to endorse the bipartisan introduction of The Partnership Fund for Peace Act of 2019. If enacted, it will improve economic cooperation with Palestinians and people-to-people dialogue. It will help build reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.
The Bill speaks to the importance of our work in its findings:
“…economic development by itself will not lead to lasting peace. People-to-people peacebuilding programs further advance reconciliation efforts by promoting greater understanding, mutual trust, and cooperation…”
We stand committed to a two-state solution and an end to the occupation and expect this Bill to support these goals.
Despite the funds this Bill would restore to the sector, we continue to feel the effects of losing USAID funding. The Parents Circle has had to cut staff and curtail peace initiatives.
These necessary actions strike at the heart of our mission. We need your support. Help ensure that Israelis and Palestinians continue to meet, engage in dialogue and build trust.
Will you donate today to support the joint peace building efforts of Israeli and Palestinian bereaved families?
Your tax-deductible donation will support the joint peace building efforts of Israeli and Palestinian bereaved families.