Sun 30 April 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Shlomo Group Arena - Shlomo Group Arena, Tel Aviv, FREE

As we do every year, on the evening of Memorial Day, Combatants for Peace Movement in coalition with Parents Circle – Families Forum, will conduct the 12th Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony. The event will be held on April 30th 2017 at Shlomo Group Arena, Tel Aviv (Drive In Arena, near the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds.) at 9:00pm.

On this evening we all gather – Israelis and Palestinians – to remember the victims of violence on both sides, and to remind everyone that war is not an act of fate.

Despite the statements that “forever we will live by the sword” and the growing gap between our leaders, we believe that this period too is not an act of fate, but of an ongoing vicious cycle of violence for which human beings alone are responsible and are the victims of. We will gather together on the evening of Memorial Day, not stand apart, because we know it is in our power as human beings to end this terrible cycle and avoid future victims.

The ceremony will include speeches by Israeli and Palestinian bereaved family members. Performances by Mira Awad, Achinoam Nini, Yael Dekelbaum, Ecoute, the Arab-Jewish women’s Rana Choir, and more.

This year the ceremony will be broadcast live in a series of events in communities around the world. We welcome you to join one of the events. See the full list of events here>>

The ceremony will be broadcast over the internet with subtitles in Arabic and English. To view the Livestream:

Directions and parking (we recommend you come by public transportation and arrive 30 minutes early).
Buses: 45, 7, 47, 48, 40, 89, 13, 12, 22, 10
Train: Tel Aviv University Station (10 mins. walk)
WAZE: Shlomo Group Arena
Parking is available in the Drive-in parking lot (for our guests, 25 Shekels for the evening).

Combatants for Peace was established by Israelis and Palestinians who had taken an active part in our region’s cycle of violence, and who use non-violence to promote peace and co-existence. In recent years, we have held hundreds of collaborative activities, tours, seminars, and talks in Israel and Palestine. At these events, we call for the end of the occupation, exhaustive resistance to all violence on both sides, and acknowledgement of the existence of dialogue partners in the other party. For more information:

The Parents Circle Families Forum has been acting for the past twenty years to end the cycle of bereavement and promote reconciliation between the nations. The Forum has approximately 600 member families – Israeli and Palestinian. Having mourned an immediate family member in the ongoing bloody struggle, they have been determined to do their utmost to prevent any further bereavement in both nations. For more information:

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