FBFF gives moral and financial support to the Bereaved Families Forum, 650 courageous Israelis and Palestinians who have lost family members during decades of conflict, yet still work for reconciliation between their communities instead of seeking revenge.

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Talking peace in person

‘I didn’t think about revenge. If you consider violence you are a victim again. I decided not to be a victim.’ – Bassam Aramin.



Our impact


– number of Israeli and Palestinian families who belong to the Bereaved Families Forum


– number of FBFF supporters in the UK who subscribe to our email newsletter


– total funds raised here since 2004 to support peace-building activities in Israel/Palestine

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  • Judith Elkan, peacemaker

    Chani Smith, former FBFF Secretary, pays tribute to Judith Elkan who died aged 92 on Thursday 24th February Read more

  • Breaking down walls of fear

    An Israeli and a Palestinian, who each lost a sister, spoke online to hundreds of FBFF supporters about advancing reconciliation between their communities. Read more

  • 2019: Garden party

    Supporters and guests spent a July afternoon in the glorious garden of FBFF Chairman Judith Elkan. Read more


  • Three-way webinar defies Covid-19 lockdown

    Supporters of the Bereaved Families Forum had two opportunities to share in a transatlantic dialogue between two bereaved fathers and Colum McCann (above), who has turned their haunting story into a new novel, Apeirogon. Read more

  • Our tears are the same

    Layla is Palestinian. Robi is Israeli. They are both mothers. Both have lost a child to the conflict in Israel and Palestine, but both have chosen to seek peace and reconciliation. Join them on Monday 1st June for a Dialogue Meeting where they will share their stories of bereavement and hope, followed by a question and answer session. Read more

  • Webinar on anti-PCFF protests at schools

    The Parents Circle-Bereaved Families Forum is one of the few joint Israeli-Palestinian organisations that the Israeli Ministry of Education allows to speak to Israeli high school students under its flagship Dialogue Meetings project. Right-wing activists have been organising demonstrations, protests and attacks on PCFF bereaved members outside the schools where they are scheduled to speak. Read more