What’s New

WEBINAR – Safeguarding Peace Education: Israeli Government Threatens to Expel Bereaved Israelis and Palestinians From Schools

Join us together with special guest, Randi Weingarten, President of American Federation of Teachers, for a webinar on the status of the threats to our peace education program in Israeli schools and why this issue of critical importance —  now, more than ever.  The Israeli government has recently announced its intention to restrict the Parents Circle’s public … Continue reading WEBINAR – Safeguarding Peace Education: Israeli Government Threatens to Expel Bereaved Israelis and Palestinians From Schools

Bereaved Israeli daughter responds to Education Ministry’s attack on Parents Circle

by Efrat GeriBereaved Israeli daughter and memberParents Circle – Families Forum February 2, 2023 (written in response to “A new restriction by the Ministry of Education is intended for one organization: the Parents Circle Family Forum“, by Shira Kadri-Ovadia) Dear Mr. Minister of Education, My name is Efrat Geri, I am a teacher and educator … Continue reading Bereaved Israeli daughter responds to Education Ministry’s attack on Parents Circle

Webinar – Safeguarding Peace Education: Israeli Government Threatens to Expel Bereaved Israelis and Palestinians From Schools

Safeguarding Peace Education Israeli Government Threatens to Expel Bereaved Israelis and Palestinians From Schools February 27, 2023 https://youtu.be/-C9_ZoOBAUU Join us together with special guest, Randi Weingarten, President of American Federation of Teachers, for a webinar on the status of the threats to our peace education program in Israeli schools and why this issue of critical … Continue reading Webinar – Safeguarding Peace Education: Israeli Government Threatens to Expel Bereaved Israelis and Palestinians From Schools

Urgent: Support the PCFF’s Fight for Democracy in Israeli Schools

The Israeli government has recently announced its intention to remove our Dialogue Meeting programs from GEFEN, the Ministry of Education’s External Programs system. This move is based on false allegations that the Dialogue Meetings denigrate Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldiers. Unfortunately, this announcement is already causing harm. This past week, the city of Kfar Sava cancelled … Continue reading Urgent: Support the PCFF’s Fight for Democracy in Israeli Schools

Joint Israeli-Palestinian Bereavement NGO Is the Education Ministry’s New Target | Haaretz

“A new condition added by the Education Ministry on Monday for operators of external programs in schools, that requires them not to degrade or shame the Israel Defense Forces seems tailor-made for one specific organization: The Parents Circle – Families Forum for Israeli and Palestinian bereaved families,”  wrote Shira Kadaria-Ovadia in Ha’aretz today.  After 20 … Continue reading Joint Israeli-Palestinian Bereavement NGO Is the Education Ministry’s New Target | Haaretz

Breaking News: Government Proposes to Cut Parents Circle in Schools

Israel’s Channel 13 News reported that programs at risk of cancellation in schools include Parents Circle’s long-standing Dialogue Meeting program and the Joint Memorial Day Ceremony. These are some of the first unofficial signs that the new, right-wing government in Israel is trying to silence and prevent us from our peace education work. We will not … Continue reading Breaking News: Government Proposes to Cut Parents Circle in Schools