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Guest Post from The Parents Circle Families Forum

OVERVIEW OF PARENTS CIRCLE FAMILIES FORUM

Parents Circle Families Forum is a unique, grassroots organisation made up of more than 600 Israeli & Palestinian families who have all lost an immediate family member in the conflict. Members believe that if they, who have paid the highest price in the conflict, can work together, then surely others can too. The focus of the work is on getting both sides to sit together so that an emotional breakthrough can be made. Often these meetings are the first opportunity that Israelis & Palestinians have had to see each other as ordinary human beings who share the same hopes, the same dreams and the same pain.

Their long-term vision is to create a framework for a reconciliation process to be an integral part of any future peace agreement.

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