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“Let us work together to end the cycle of bereavement.”

Last Friday, on International Women’s Day, bereaved Israeli and Palestinian women from the Parents Circle marched together in silence in Tel Aviv. They handed out flowers to women along the march, with notes reading, “It is better to give flowers to living people than putting them on their graves.” We march together today, on International Women’s Day, … Continue reading “Let us work together to end the cycle of bereavement.”

Full transcript: Speeches on International Women’s Day 2019

Full transcript: Speeches on International Women’s Day 2019 Full transcript of event at Habima Square, Tel Aviv, on International Women’s Day 2019 Bushra: We stand here together today, women who carry a message of love, peace and life, and bless you with this message of ours. Anat: We are a group of women from the … Continue reading Full transcript: Speeches on International Women’s Day 2019

Israelis and Palestinians break bread

American Friends of the Parents Circle, in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, hosted Breaking Bread: A Benefit Dinner in support of the Parents Circle – Families Forum. From left: Chef Michael Solomonov, Mazen Faraj, Robi Damelin, Chef Reem Kassis This special event, held at the landmark James Beard House in New York, featured a delicious 4-course Israeli … Continue reading Israelis and Palestinians break bread

We took a big hit last week. What’s at stake…

Members of the Parents Circle – Families Forum at a public event in Tel Aviv, September 2014. Credit: Tomer Appelbaum Exactly one week ago was the official termination for the Parents Circle’s grant from USAID. We were one of 13 organizations to lose funding for “people-to-people” interactions between Israelis and Palestinians which amounted to more than $8 … Continue reading We took a big hit last week. What’s at stake…

Promoting Peace While Memorializing the Fallen

Michelle L. Gawerc Michelle I. Gawerc Associate professor of sociology and interim director of the Office of Peace and Justice Loyola University Maryland December 27, 2018 —Neta Hazan These words by Neta Hazan marked the beginning of the 2017 Israeli–Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony. For the last twelve years, on the eve of Israel’s Memorial Day, … Continue reading Promoting Peace While Memorializing the Fallen

8 Highlights for 2018

2018 presented many challenges to our work, but we still have much to celebrate and to be thankful for. Here are 8 victories you helped us accomplish for peace and reconciliation this past year: 352 Dialogue Meetings for 7,400 Israelis, Palestinians, and internationals in Israel and Palestine Facilitator training for Israeli and Palestinian female members, with … Continue reading 8 Highlights for 2018