Last Friday, on International Women’s Day, bereaved Israeli and Palestinian women from the Parents Circle marched together in silence in Tel Aviv. They handed out flowers to women along the march, with notes reading, “It is better to give flowers to living people than putting them on their graves.” We march together today, on International Women’s Day, … Continue reading “Let us work together to end the cycle of bereavement.”
Full transcript: Speeches on International Women’s Day 2019 Full transcript of event at Habima Square, Tel Aviv, on International Women’s Day 2019 Bushra: We stand here together today, women who carry a message of love, peace and life, and bless you with this message of ours. Anat: We are a group of women from the … Continue reading Full transcript: Speeches on International Women’s Day 2019
International Women’s Day 2019 This International Women’s Day, we invite you to celebrate the courage of the Israeli and Palestinian bereaved women in the Parents Circle – Families Forum. On Friday, March 8th, bereaved women from both sides of the conflict– Israeli and Palestinian– will march together in silence in Tel Aviv to demonstrate that … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2019
American Friends of the Parents Circle, in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, hosted Breaking Bread: A Benefit Dinner in support of the Parents Circle – Families Forum. From left: Chef Michael Solomonov, Mazen Faraj, Robi Damelin, Chef Reem Kassis This special event, held at the landmark James Beard House in New York, featured a delicious 4-course Israeli … Continue reading Israelis and Palestinians break bread
Members of the Parents Circle – Families Forum at a public event in Tel Aviv, September 2014. Credit: Tomer Appelbaum Exactly one week ago was the official termination for the Parents Circle’s grant from USAID. We were one of 13 organizations to lose funding for “people-to-people” interactions between Israelis and Palestinians which amounted to more than $8 … Continue reading We took a big hit last week. What’s at stake…
The Foundation for Middle East Peace and American Friends of the Parents Circle – Families Forum invite you to attend: Seeing the “Other Side” as Human A discussion on Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation with the Parents Circle – Families Forum Thursday, February 14, 10:00-11:30am Middle East Institute | 1319 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036 Register now … Continue reading Join us in DC on Feb. 14th!
Michelle L. Gawerc Michelle I. Gawerc Associate professor of sociology and interim director of the Office of Peace and Justice Loyola University Maryland December 27, 2018 —Neta Hazan These words by Neta Hazan marked the beginning of the 2017 Israeli–Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony. For the last twelve years, on the eve of Israel’s Memorial Day, … Continue reading Promoting Peace While Memorializing the Fallen
As 2018 comes to a close, we want to share with you a few of the action items that we are committed to achieving next year for peace and reconciliation: 1) We will not allow US government cuts to cross-border Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding activities stop our programs. “I am committed to upholding the necessary financial and … Continue reading What are you committed to in 2019?
2018 presented many challenges to our work, but we still have much to celebrate and to be thankful for. Here are 8 victories you helped us accomplish for peace and reconciliation this past year: 352 Dialogue Meetings for 7,400 Israelis, Palestinians, and internationals in Israel and Palestine Facilitator training for Israeli and Palestinian female members, with … Continue reading 8 Highlights for 2018
Our names are Robi Damelin and Bushra Awad. We are two unlikely friends. We are both bereaved mothers – Israeli and Palestinian. We both lost our sons to the conflict. We both paid the highest price. We are both committed to peace and preventing others from paying this dreadful price and sparing others from this … Continue reading Your Gift Matters to Us