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We’re seeing the impact of the Jerusalem announcement on the ground

We’re already seeing the impact of the Trump-administration’s announcement on Jerusalem on our activities. We’ve had to cancel activities like a joint Israeli and Palestinian group visit to Yad Vashem for safety concerns and just yesterday, a group of emboldened, Israeli parents forced the cancellation of Parents Circle’s Dialogue Meeting in an Israeli high school where we have been speaking for … Continue reading We’re seeing the impact of the Jerusalem announcement on the ground

Update: Young Ambassadors for Peace Program

The group of Israeli and Palestinian youth participants in our Young Ambassadors for Peace (YAP) program arrived late last Thursday night after a very long 6-hour bus ride through checkpoints and weekend traffic in Israel until they reached the north of Israel at Tabgha’s Meeting Place on the northwest side of the Sea of Galilee … Continue reading Update: Young Ambassadors for Peace Program

“I felt, at that time, that my life had come to an end”

Meet Anat Marnin and Bushra Awwad, bereaved members of the Parents Circle and facilitators in our Parallel Narrative Project (PNE). As facilitators, Anat and Bushra help train program alumni, who go on to become peace leaders, solidarity activists, and agents of change. Learn more about the Israeli and Palestinian Alumni for Solidarity Project and how you can help! … Continue reading “I felt, at that time, that my life had come to an end”

“What do I care about your daughter that you lost 20 years ago? I am suffering today!”

Clapping with One Hand by Rami Elhanan, Israeli co-Director, Parents Circle – Families Forum The driver was late yet again and at the entrance to Ibn Rushd High School in the Palestinian village of Tsur Baher, on the outskirts of East Jerusalem, they were waiting for us with anticipation in their eyes. An older guard … Continue reading “What do I care about your daughter that you lost 20 years ago? I am suffering today!”

I’m proud to be an Israeli and Palestinian Solidarity Activist

Meet Rasha and Arnon, one of 800 Israeli and Palestinian alumni who are part of our Alumni Solidarity Project. Israeli and Palestinian Graduates of the Parallel Narrative Experience (PNE) program like Arnon and Rasha learn to become agents of change and advocates for solidarity and peace. We’ve committed to raising $65,000 by the end of 2017 to support this program to train and … Continue reading I’m proud to be an Israeli and Palestinian Solidarity Activist

Webinar: 200 Israeli and Palestinian Peace Activists Launch 2-Year Solidarity Plan

Webinar Parents Circle Families Forum invites you to join us for a unique webinar: 200 Israeli and Palestinian Peace Activists Launch 2-Year Solidarity Plan Tuesday, September 19 at 2:00pm EST Register here Israeli and Palestinian activists will share their  2-year plan launched this month to promote solidarity and non-violence as a means towards ending the occupation and … Continue reading Webinar: 200 Israeli and Palestinian Peace Activists Launch 2-Year Solidarity Plan

A Palestinian Flag at Jewish Camps: No Need for Apologies

By Shiri Ourian, Executive Director, American Friends of the Parents Circle   Last week, while Camp Solomon Schechter, a Jewish summer camp outside of Seattle, hosted Palestinian and Israeli youth from Kids4Peace to engage in dialogue and shared learning, another summer camp took place in Israel with bereaved and non-bereaved Israeli and Palestinian youth who also engaged … Continue reading A Palestinian Flag at Jewish Camps: No Need for Apologies