Friends of the Bereaved Families Forum

The FBFF is committed to supporting the Bereaved Families Forum, a joint Israeli and Palestinian organisation made up of more than 600 bereaved families, all of whom have lost a close family member to the conflict. Instead of seeking revenge, they have chosen a path of reconciliation.

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What’s New

Upcoming Webinar

Join bereaved Parents Circle members and staff — Manar Faraj (Palestinian) and Anat Marnin (Israeli)— on March 1 as they discuss the challenges peacemakers face in bringing our messages of reconciliation back to their home communities.

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£420,000 Legacy from Rabbi Lionel Blue to Fund Youth Peace Award

Rabbi Lionel Blue (z”l), former patron of the FBFF, left the organisation a generous legacy gift of £420,000 to expand its courageous and ground-breaking work.  Part of the bequest will be used to establish the Lionel Blue Youth Peace Award, which will be awarded for the first time this year to a young Palestinian and a young Israeli, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to peace.

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International Women’s Day 2017

The Bereaved Families Forum decided to mark International Women’s Day on the West Bank so that Palestinian women from Jenin, Nablus, Beit Omar, Deheisha and other villages would be able to attend without having to ask for permits. Buses from all over Israel and Palestine brought together some 200 women from all walks of life, to be together and discover the humanity in the other.

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How You Can Help

The Friends of the Bereaved Families Forum have been moved by the courage of the bereaved Israeli and Palestinian members and their attempt to humanise the other side as a counter force to the hatred and fear that are perpetuated on a daily basis. We are committed to raising funds to help the Bereaved Families Forum and also to increase awareness in the UK.

Please support our work by making a donation and becoming a Friend of the Bereaved Families Forum.

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