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Within the Eye of the Storm Film Discussion

Monday, July 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT
Join us for a film discussion on Within the Eye of the Storm, with Rami Elhanan, Bassam Aramin, and Shelley Hermon.

We invite you to view in your home the award-winning documentary film Within the Eye of the Storm and then join us for a virtual film discussion.

Welcome to our new Israeli and Palestinian Co-Directors!

The Parents Circle – Families Forum bids a warm farewell to Co-Directors, Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin. Rami has served as the Israeli Co-Director of the organization since 2016. Bassam has served as Palestinian Co-Director since last year. Both helped lead the organization through the difficulties faced in the wake of the loss of USAID … Continue reading Welcome to our new Israeli and Palestinian Co-Directors!

Our Tears Are the Same: Webinar with Layla Alsheikh and Robi Damelin

Layla is Palestinian. Robi is Israeli. They are both mothers. Both have lost a child to the conflict in Israel and Palestine, but both have made the unique choice to seek peace and reconciliation, rather than revenge and hatred. Speakers: Layla Alsheikh Bereaved Palestinian mother Parents Circle – Families Forum Layla lives in Bethlehem in … Continue reading Our Tears Are the Same: Webinar with Layla Alsheikh and Robi Damelin

The Forward: Israelis and Palestinians mourn our losses together on Yom Hazikaron

by Shiri Ourian Executive DirectorAmerican Friends of the Parents Circle Fighting dangerous pathogens that rip through societies is not new to joint Israeli-Palestinian organizations like the Parents Circle-Families Forum and Combatants for Peace. Fear, hatred, and dehumanization, like viruses, are invisible. They are often asymptomatic in many and lead to senseless fatalities in others. COVID-19 and fear, … Continue reading The Forward: Israelis and Palestinians mourn our losses together on Yom Hazikaron