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[DC] Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony
April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sponsored by the New Israel Fund, American Friends of the Parents Circle-Families Forum,
and Americans Friends of Combatants for Peace
Tuesday, April 17th
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
600 I St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
This year, communities across the US will gather to honor the annual Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony. For the past thirteen years, thousands of Israelis and Palestinians have stood each year to acknowledge the pain of those living on the “other side” and envision a better future together.
Join us for a special memorial event based upon the values of recognition, hope, solidarity, and non-violence. We will hear from Palestinians and Israelis who have committed themselves to these values, watch inspirational clips from the Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony taking place on the same day in Israel. Joined by musicians from Heartbeat youth band, we will sing, reflect, connect, and renew our community’s call to end the conflict in a just and peaceful way.
The DC event is in partnership with Americans for Peace Now, Mosaic Theater Company of DC, Am Kolel, the Foundation for Middle East Peace, Temple Micah, and the Alliance for Middle East Peace.
The New Israel Fund is the leading organization advancing and defending democracy in Israel. Widely credited with building Israeli progressive civil society, NIF has provided hundreds of millions of dollars to Israel since its inception in 1979. More about NIF here: www.nif.org
American Friends of the Parents Circle-Families Forum shares the human side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with the American public in order to foster a peace and reconciliation process. The Parents Circle – Families Forum is a joint Israeli and Palestinian organization made up of more than 600 bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families all of whom have lost a loved one to the conflict and have chosen a path of reconciliation rather than revenge. The Parents Circle operates educational and public awareness activities among Israelis and Palestinians using the power of their narratives to promote reconciliation. More about American Friends of the Parents Circle-Families Forum here: www.parentscirclefriends.org
American Friends of Combatants for Peace serves as the fiscal sponsor of Combatants for Peace in the USA and an education and fundraising arm to support their work. Combatants for Peace is a grassroots organization of Israelis and Palestinians who have fought in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and have laid down their weapons. Founded in 2006, Combatants for Peace shares their stories of reconciliation and works nonviolently to secure peace and justice for both peoples. Combatants for Peace was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. More about American Friends of Combatants for Peace here: www.afcfp.org