by Yuval Rahamim Israeli co-Director Parents Circle – Families Forum May 16, 2023 https://parentscirclefriends.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Yuval_speech_Knesset_Jan2023.mp4 When I addressed the Knesset’s Education Committee, I urged them that we must protect our children. “The State is against us. It is trying to keep us out of schools. And if it prevails, the courts will no longer be able … Continue reading Confronting the extreme right at the Knesset
Stop the violence!
Bereaved Palestinian and Israeli families at the Parents Circle know the price of the conflict too well and have paid the highest price.
We, who have lost our most beloved, condemn this recent cycle of violence on both sides and demand an immediate ceasefire.
No more lives should be lost to a needless conflict.
Our application is in, now we wait.
We’ve submitted our application to Israel’s Ministry of Education. Now, we wait to see if Israel’s right-wing government will allow us to continue holding our Dialogue Meeting program in Israeli high schools. While we wait, we are gearing up to fight back. Even before the Ministry’s decision, Israeli schools have become scared to bring the … Continue reading Our application is in, now we wait.
Our Tears Are the Same Color: Dialogue Meeting with the Parents Circle
Tuesday, May 30th, 20237:00 – 8:00 PM CST Fourth Presbyterian Church North Michigan Avenue at Delaware Place Chicago, IL 60611 Hosted by American Friends of the Parents Circle invite you to a Dialogue Meeting with bereaved Israeli mother, Robi Damelin, and bereaved Palestinian mother, Laila Alsheikh. Join us to hear their stories of loss, of … Continue reading Our Tears Are the Same Color: Dialogue Meeting with the Parents Circle
Will you stand for freedom with me?
by Robi DamelinBereaved Israeli motherSpokesperson and International RelationsParents Circle – Families Forum Passover, Ramadan, and Easter remind us of the importance of the struggle for freedom. In Israel and Palestine we are facing frightening challenges to our freedoms. Despite these threats, we remain dedicated to our mission. There is an element of miracle in the … Continue reading Will you stand for freedom with me?
The 2023 Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony
Join the largest Israeli-Palestinian peace event in history. On April 24th, we will gather to call for peace, freedom, and human rights for all. The Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony is hosted by Combatants for Peace and The Parents Circle–Families Forum. Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, is a solemn day on which Israelis remember those … Continue reading The 2023 Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony
Oz Benamram speaking at protest March 12, 2023
https://youtu.be/e0c4QmlNe4c Oz Benamram, Israeli-American activist, lawyer, and a Board Member of American Friends of the Parents Circle – Families Forum, spoke on Sunday in NYC’s Washington Square Park at a protest demanding a democratic Israel. Support peace and reconciliation To donate by check, please mail to: American Friends of the Parents Circle2248 Broadway #1531New York, … Continue reading Oz Benamram speaking at protest March 12, 2023
Israeli-Palestinian Bereaved Families Meeting Nixed for Third Time Following Right-wing Backlash
The meeting was canceled at the request of the mother of one of the students, and under pressure from right-wing activists. This is the third time such an event was canceled in the central city of Kfar Saba in the last six months
Our Tears Are the Same Color: Virtual Dialogue Meeting with the Parents Circle
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023 Reconstructing Judaism, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, and American Friends of the Parents Circle invite you to a Dialogue Meeting with bereaved Israeli mother, Robi Damelin, and bereaved Palestinian mother, Laila Alsheikh. Join us to hear their stories of loss, of reconciliation, and of hope. You will also have the opportunity to learn … Continue reading Our Tears Are the Same Color: Virtual Dialogue Meeting with the Parents Circle
Palestinian women still have hope – do you?
by Laila AlsheikhBereaved Palestinian motherWomen’s Group MemberParents Circle – Families Forum March 8, 2023 Life in Israel and Palestine is devastating and troubling these days. Yet there are glimpses of hope in unexpected places. Despite the violence, upheaval and death, last week 50 bereaved Palestinian and Israeli women came together in East Jerusalem to mark … Continue reading Palestinian women still have hope – do you?