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“I was 47 the first time I met Palestinians as human beings” | RTL Today

Bassam Aramin, Palestinian, and Rami Elhanan, Israeli, are members of The Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF), families whose lives have been upended due to tragedy. However, instead of giving into hate, each member has worked to understand and listen to the other side. They have become friends and advocate constantly for solidarity and peace … Continue reading “I was 47 the first time I met Palestinians as human beings” | RTL Today

“An abomination to be stopped at any price?” by Robi Damelin

by Robi DamelinBereaved Israeli motherParents Circle – Families Forum February 12, 2024 The people of the book have spoken. The anvil poised to come down on a novel of two men and their daughters divided by history, united in grief. The name of this novel by the world renowned Irish author Colum McCann is Apeirogon: … Continue reading “An abomination to be stopped at any price?” by Robi Damelin

Ceasefire Now

We, the Parents Circle, along with over 35 other civil society and human rights organizations, call for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and demand the immediate release of hostages held in the Gaza Strip. An immediate ceasefire will prevent further loss of civilian lives and facilitate access to vital aid for Gaza to … Continue reading Ceasefire Now

A Glimmer of Hope Amidst Chaos: Emerging Social Order in the Israel-Hamas Conflict | BNN

In the midst of the chaos, efforts are growing to promote peace and shared security between Israel and Hamas. Organizations such as Oasis for Peace, the Parents Circle-Families Forum, Hand in Hand, and the Palestine-Israel Journal are working towards reconciliation and dialogue. These groups, which have been around for years, have seen a surge in … Continue reading A Glimmer of Hope Amidst Chaos: Emerging Social Order in the Israel-Hamas Conflict | BNN

Examples of shared Israeli-Palestinian Actions | Foreign Policy in Focus

The terrible war initiated in October 2023 between Israel and Hamas was the result of the failure of leaders in both camps to construct a mutually acceptable peace. Yet, the horrors of this war can be an impetus to put an end to such violence. People from both sides must take shåared actions to fashion … Continue reading Examples of shared Israeli-Palestinian Actions | Foreign Policy in Focus

Haifa Is a Bastion of Israeli-Arab Coexistence. Why Does Its Mayor Yield to Incitement? | Haaretz

Beit Hagefen, an Arab-Jewish cultural center in Haifa, is threatened by silencing and infringement of freedom of expression. The city’s legal adviser sent a letter Sunday to Beit Hagefen, requesting that he convene the center’s board for an emergency meeting over a book launch for the Hebrew translation of “Apeirogon: A Novel,” scheduled for February … Continue reading Haifa Is a Bastion of Israeli-Arab Coexistence. Why Does Its Mayor Yield to Incitement? | Haaretz