Israel

Navigating the War on Gaza

This briefing, prepared by our partners at the War Prevention Initiative, is intended for those seeking to advocate for a peaceful and non-militarized solution to the war on Gaza.  The briefing is also particularly relevant to peace educators as it establishes several inquiries, framed as “problems,” through which critical learning might be constructed to examine the current discourse on the war.

Navigating the War on Gaza Read More »

Stand with the Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF): sign the petition

PCFF, a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization of over 600 families who have lost an immediate family member to the ongoing conflict, has for years conducted dialogue meetings for youth and adults in schools.  The dialogues are led by two PCFF members, an Israeli and a Palestinian, who tell their personal stories of bereavement and explain their choice to engage in dialogue instead of revenge. The Israeli Ministry of Education recently rejected the Parents Circle application to continue working in schools. Please consider signing their petition asking the Minister to reverse their decision.

Stand with the Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF): sign the petition Read More »

Gun Free Kitchen Tables: challenging civilian armament in Israel

The rise in violence against women is interconnected with the presence and rise of authoritarianism and militarism. Gun Free Kitchen Tables, an Israeli feminist movement to counter domestic violence committed by military-issued weapons, looks at the domestic and intimate violence integral to patriarchal militarism and its effects on women.

Gun Free Kitchen Tables: challenging civilian armament in Israel Read More »

Do the People Silencing Bereaved Parents Know Our Pain? (Israel/Palestine)

According to the American Friends of the Parents Circle – Families Forum, “the Israeli government has recently announced its intention to restrict the Parents Circle’s public activities, starting with the removal of its Dialogue Meeting programs from Israeli schools…based on false allegations that the Dialogue Meetings [it often hosts in schools] denigrates IDF soldiers.”  The dialogue meetings being challenged are led by two PCFF members, an Israeli and a Palestinian, who tell their personal stories of bereavement and explain their choice to engage in dialogue instead of revenge.

Do the People Silencing Bereaved Parents Know Our Pain? (Israel/Palestine) Read More »

Safeguarding Peace Education

Join the American Friends of the Parents Circle – Families Forum, with special guest, Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, for a webinar on the status of the threats to their peace education program in Israeli schools (February 27).

Safeguarding Peace Education Read More »

Scroll to Top