About PCFF

About PCFF 2018-05-18T13:40:44+00:00

The Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization of over 600 families

The Parents Circle-Families Forum was created in 1995 by Mr. Yitzhak Frankenthal and a few Israeli families.  The first meeting between bereaved Palestinians from Gaza  and Israeli families took place in 1998.

The Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost an immediate family member to the ongoing conflict. Moreover, the PCFF has concluded that the process of reconciliation between nations is a prerequisite to achieving a sustainable peace. The organization thus utilizes all resources available in education, public meetings and the media, to spread these ideas.

The Parents Circle-Families Forum was created in 1995 by Mr. Yitzhak Frankenthal and a few Israeli families.  The first meeting between bereaved Palestinians from Gaza and Israeli families took place in 1998.  These families identified with a call to prevent bereavement , to promote dialogue,  tolerance, reconciliation and peace.  The contact with these Palestinian families came to an end with the second “Intifada” uprising.  At the same time, that is in  the year 2,000 contact was established with Palestinians from the West Bank and East Jerusalem, who in turn joined in with the activities of the Parents Circle – Families Forum. This group together with their Israeli partners, established the essence of the work of the Parents Circle today.

The PCFF is registered as a nonprofit organization, professionally managed by a joint Israeli-Palestinian board and a professional team operating from two offices: the Palestinian office in Beit Jala and the Israeli office in Ramat Ef’al.

NGO Association number: 580328995

In 2016, the PCFF activities were mostly funded by the USAID and the EU.
View or download: 2016 Financial Report
View or download: 2018 Proper Conduct Approval
View or download: 2018 Bookkeeping Approval
View or download: 2018 Tax Exemption
View or download: Donations Approval pursuant to Section 46

The PCFF extends our heart-filled gratitude to the many photographers who followed and documented our work, over the years, through countless events and activities:
Lihi Avidan, Yifat Yogev, Eddie Gerald, Oded Adomi-Leshem, Uri Leshem, Natasha Newrock-Stern, Ephrat Beloosesky, Reli Avrahami, Vardi Kahana, Rami Ben-Ari, Gili Meisler, Majeed Qonqar, Ehab Hosari, Mohammed Hamamra.

* We have tried to list them all, but some photographers may have been omitted from the list. If you took pictures for us in the past and your name is not on the list, please contact us, so we can add you, too.