The 15th Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony will be live streamed on April 27th 2020 at 20:30pm (17:30pm UTC) to viewers in Israel, Palestine and all over the world by Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle - Families Forum. It has become clear that there will be no physical audience this year due to the Coronavirus’ threat.
In the words of Combatants for Peace's Israeli co-Executive director Yonatan Gher: "The Coronavirus has brought about complicated circumstances in which we are not able to come together for the Memorial Ceremony as we have done in previous years. This challenge, however, will not prevent us from fulfilling the significant human need to come together, Israelis and Palestinians, to remember and remind others of our loved ones, and to say once more that a just peace is the key to a better future for us all – an even stronger message today, in a time when people in Israel, Palestine, and all over the world, are standing together against a joint threat."
At the end of the broadcast we will be all invited to intimate ZOOM conversations with Israeli and Palestinian families, bereaved by the conflict.
Detailed instructions (links) on how to follow the live streaming of the Memorial Ceremony will be shared a few days before the event. Save the date and set up your own private screening at home in solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis who believe in peace…
What began as a small ceremony of 50 people in 2005, is now the second largest Memorial Day Event held in all of Israel. In 2019, more than 9000 participants gathered in Tel Aviv. In addition, over 55,000 people worldwide have observed the event in recent years.
Together we stand for democracy, dignity, peace and freedom.
Palestinians and Israelis come together during the joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony to acknowledge the pain of those living on the other side, giving voice and acknowledgement to the suffering of the “other.” The Ceremony stands as a unique symbol of humanity and persistence.
This year as well, we need a maximum of support in order to be able to hold the Ceremony and make sure that its important message will not vanish in the wind.
Please support the Memorial Ceremony - and together we will keep hope alive.