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Webinar: Meet Our New Palestinian Co-Director

Join us for our upcoming webinar: Meet Our New Palestinian Co-Director: Bassam Aramin Tuesday, September 10th at 12:00 PM EDT Registration required Bassam was a Palestinian freedom fighter who spent time in Israeli prison, during which he had a personal transformation. When released, he became devoted to non-violent resistance. In 2007, Bassam’s 10-year old daughter, … Continue reading Webinar: Meet Our New Palestinian Co-Director

We won’t be pawns in Kushner’s plan

We are livid! In case you missed it, the Trump administration’s economic plan for peace uses photos of our bereaved members in its online publication. Those photos were part of our project in partnership with USAID for 10 years. The project promoted dialogue and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. Then USAID funds were cut. The program could no longer … Continue reading We won’t be pawns in Kushner’s plan

We Bereaved Israeli and Palestinian Parents Will Not Be Pawns in Kushner’s Peace Plan

The White House cut our funding — but now they use our photos to promote their ‘Economy First’ plan for Mideast peace by Robi Damelin Bereaved mother and Israeli spokesperson, the Parents Circle Families Forum Published on Haaretz.com June 23, 2019 7:39 PM A Palestinian woman holding a sign reading “Down with the Bahrain conference” … Continue reading We Bereaved Israeli and Palestinian Parents Will Not Be Pawns in Kushner’s Peace Plan

This Bill will give you hope

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. Parents Circle members Robi Damelin (left; bereaved Israeli mother) and Mazen Faraj (right; bereaved Palestinian son) speaking before US Congress earlier this year The Bill … Continue reading This Bill will give you hope

A visit to the unrecognized villages in the Negev

By Yuval, a graduate of the Narrative Group for Medical ProfessionalsIn April, a group of Israelis and Palestinians, members of the Parents Circle – Families Forum and graduates of the Narrative Project, toured three unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev. The tour was led by Yaela Raanan, a member of the Council of Unrecognized Villages, who … Continue reading A visit to the unrecognized villages in the Negev