The Israeli-Palestinian Parents Circle – Families Forum is to receive the SOLIDAR organization’s Silver Rose Award for 2007. The award will be given in the International Peace and Reconciliation category.
Louisa Morgantini, deputy president of the European Parliament, known for her activism for human rights and social justice, submitted the Forum’s candidacy for the prize.
The prize will be awarded to the Families’ Forum at a ceremony in October at the European Parliament in Brussels. In addition to the ceremony, SOLIDAR will hold meetings between the award winners and leading decision-makers in Europe, members of the press, and representatives of peace organizations.
In the announcement of the award, SOLIDAR wrote: “…The judges were impressed by the devotion of and excellence of the candidates this year and the Israeli-Palestinian Parents Circle – Families Forum stood out, thanks to its tireless dedication to peace and reconciliation.”
In my experience, Parent’s Circle is one of the finest groups, with one of the most powerful missions among all those working on behalf of Israeli-Palestinian peace. If I were a Nobel Peace Prize nominator they’d be one of my first picks.
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