Communist Party of Israel

This year’s joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Ceremony, co-hosted by Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle – Families Forum, will be held as a virtual event today, Tuesday, April 13 at 20:30 (8:30pm) Jerusalem time. The virtual event provides an alternative to the official commemoration services held during Israel’s Memorial Day, commencing this evening at 20:00, which justifies the political status quo, and asserts militarized nationalism and a narrow, one-sided narrative. In doing so, the joint event provides a unique opportunity for Israelis and Palestinians to both grieve together and stand strong in demanding an end to occupation and the cycle of violence. Combatants for Peace, has written, that this evening’s alternative ceremony “honors the lives lost in the conflict on both sides, and builds a new narrative: rejecting violence, the occupation, and embracing another way. Year after year, the growing popular success of the event models for more Israeli, Palestinian…

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Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Ceremony to Be Held This Evening