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“I spoke to the UN Security Council’s hearts today” – Robi Damelin

https://youtu.be/_WG8-3oKm_s “There is hope. I can tell all of you here that if there is no hope, there will never be peace. It is a remarkably important part of the peace seeking equation.” –Robi Damelin, bereaved Israeli mother, briefing the UN Security Council Today, I was invited by the U.S. Delegate to the United Nations … Continue reading “I spoke to the UN Security Council’s hearts today” – Robi Damelin

Paying our respects to Shireen Abu Aqleh’s family

https://youtu.be/v_qX3UTw0rw Robi Damelin, bereaved Israeli mother and Parents Circle member, addressing Dr. Tony Abu Aqleh, brother of slain Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, and other members of the Abu Aqleh family. A delegation of bereaved Israeli and Palestinian members of the Parents Circle – Families Forum met with the family of the late journalist Shireen … Continue reading Paying our respects to Shireen Abu Aqleh’s family

The 2022 Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony

The Joint Memorial Day Ceremony, co-hosted by Combatants for Peace and Parents Circle, challenges the traditional narrative of victimhood and separation, and brings people together declaring, “War and occupation are Not Acts of Fate – but a Human Choice!” Last year, nearly 250,000 people participated in our live Broadcast. Join us this year on May … Continue reading The 2022 Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony

“Recipes to Remember”: A Zoom cooking class

March 28, 20225-7pm CDT Bereaved Israeli mother and Parents Circle member, Robi Damelin, joins Lynn Dugan of MyPlate2Yours for an online cooking class. We’ll share delicious Israeli & Palestinian recipes and stories from the lives they represent. On the menu: Fresh Cucumber Pickles Mediterranean Spiced Chicken Pitas Lemon Mint Couscous Wicked Chocolate Cake Learn more and register by … Continue reading “Recipes to Remember”: A Zoom cooking class

Webinar – Special Briefing: U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Tom Nides, in conversation with bereaved Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers

Recording available Special Briefing: US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides, in Conversation with Bereaved Israeli and Palestinian Peacemakers https://youtu.be/96da9kDG7F0 On April 13, we hosted a special briefing webinar with the new U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Tom Nides, who shared with us his vision and aspiration on the way forward to peace between Israelis and Palestinians. … Continue reading Webinar – Special Briefing: U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Tom Nides, in conversation with bereaved Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers

Sorrow and Rage

by Yoav Peck Director of Community Relations Parents Circle – Families Forum March 5, 2022 Bereaved Palestinian and Israeli members pay a visit to the family of Iyad al-Hallaq, a 32-year old Palestinian with autism who was killed on May 30, 2020 “If he were to live again, we would kill him again.” This was … Continue reading Sorrow and Rage

Webinar – Parents Circle Under Attack: Right-wing threats to school peace program

Parents Circle Under Attack Right-wing threats to school peace program Recording available below Monday, February 28th 12:30 PM EST (19:30 Jerusalem, 17:30 London) The Parents Circle is one of the few joint Israeli-Palestinian organizations that the Israeli Ministry of Education allows to speak to Israeli high school students under its flagship Dialogue Meetings project. Over … Continue reading Webinar – Parents Circle Under Attack: Right-wing threats to school peace program

Confronting the extreme right at the Knesset

by Yuval RahamimIsraeli co-DirectorParents Circle – Families Forum January 31, 2022 Yesterday, I addressed the Knesset Education Committee in response to its discussion about criteria for organizations allowed to enter public Israeli schools and speak with students.  I confronted extreme-right wing members of Knesset, some of whom have been leading efforts to block our bereaved … Continue reading Confronting the extreme right at the Knesset