Palestine

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.

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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.

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New Book: Peace and Reconciliation in International and Islamic Law

“Peace and Reconciliation in International and Islamic Law” explores the synergies and the differences between the two systems of international and Islamic law in the area conflict resolution focusing on selected conflict theatres around the world; along with interfacing with international humanitarian norms, human rights standards, treaties, best practice vis a vis exploring innovative concepts such as theo-diplomacy as means to attempting to facilitate a peaceful resolution to a conflict.

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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.

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