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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FBFF is always looking for new fundraising ideas. Please contact us if you’d like to help with an existing scheme, or run your own campaign.

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Some of the ways you can use your enthusiasm, skills and contacts to generate more support for FBFF and the Bereaved Families Forum.

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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.

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Our impact

650

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

1,000+

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

£1m+

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

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News

  • 2019: Garden party

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

  • 2019: Visit to London

    Robi Damelin and Bassam Aramin received a warm welcome at Haringey Mosque during their London visit. Here Bassam is deep in conversation with Catherine West, the local MP. Read more

  • 2019: Bringing the message to London

    Robi Damelin and Bassam Aramin speak at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Read more

Events

  • McCann in conversation with Razia Iqbal

    National Book Award-winning, Booker Prize-longlisted and New York Times-bestselling author Colum McCann will be joining Razia Iqbal to discuss his powerful and compassionate novel, Apeirogon. 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