Within the Eye of the Storm: Film Discussion with Rami Elhanan, Bassam Aramin, and Shelley Hermon Monday, July 13, 2020 View film here: English subtitles ترجمة عربية / כתוביות בעברית Discussion participants Shelley Hermon Director Bassam Aramin Bereaved Palestinian father Parents Circle member Film subject Rami Elhanan Bereaved Israeli father Parents Circle member Film subject … Continue reading Within the Eye of the Storm Film Discussion
Two murders this week. Different cultures and different worlds. And yet the pain generated by both unites us all. The murders of African-American, George Floyd and Palestinian, Iyad el-Hallak, while thousands of miles away from each other, are the result of the same societal sickness: dehumanization. The bereaved members of the Parents Circle know this sickness … Continue reading The most powerful weapon against hate
Layla is Palestinian. Robi is Israeli. They are both mothers. Both have lost a child to the conflict in Israel and Palestine, but both have made the unique choice to seek peace and reconciliation, rather than revenge and hatred. Speakers: Layla Alsheikh Bereaved Palestinian mother Parents Circle – Families Forum Layla lives in Bethlehem in … Continue reading Our Tears Are the Same: Webinar with Layla Alsheikh and Robi Damelin
The Program on Negotiation and the Middle East Negotiation Initiative are pleased to present: A PON Film Series Event: Lessons from Reconciliation Processes for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict We invite you to view in your home the award-winning documentary film One Day After Peace and then join us for a virtual panel discussion. Wednesday, May 20, … Continue reading One Day After Peace Film Panel
by Shiri Ourian Executive DirectorAmerican Friends of the Parents Circle Fighting dangerous pathogens that rip through societies is not new to joint Israeli-Palestinian organizations like the Parents Circle-Families Forum and Combatants for Peace. Fear, hatred, and dehumanization, like viruses, are invisible. They are often asymptomatic in many and lead to senseless fatalities in others. COVID-19 and fear, … Continue reading The Forward: Israelis and Palestinians mourn our losses together on Yom Hazikaron
Last night, the Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle held the largest joint Israeli and Palestinian peace event in history. Over 200,000 people joined from all over the world to show that war is not inevitable and that the pain is the same on both sides.
On Monday, April 27 at 1:30 EST, we will co-host the largest peace event ever organized between Israelis and Palestinians: The Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony. Following the Ceremony, we are going to offer something that has never been done before – invite you to gatherings hosted by bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families in their homes.
My name is Mohammad Albaw. My brother, Firas, was killed in 2002 by an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint. Today, despite the pain of losing my dear brother and friend, I am a member of the Parents Circle – Families Forum. Last week we held our first Dialogue Meeting by Zoom. I facilitated the meeting … Continue reading Breaking Barriers Online
Recording now available The 15th Annual Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony https://youtu.be/4W7BXILC1S0 Monday, April 27th On this day, Israelis and Palestinians grieve together for the losses that all families have suffered. By acknowledging the pain of those living on the other side, we resolve to choose a new path of peace, justice, security, and dignity for … Continue reading The 2020 Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony