Special Envoy Hannah Rosenthal Honors the Work of Parents Circle Families Forum To Fight Hate

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 26, 2011

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal will recognize the work Parents Circle Families Forum (PCFF) on Friday, October 28, at 9:00 a.m. in the Treaty Room of the U.S. Department of State. Robi Damelin and Seham Abu Awwad, members of The Parents Circle--Families Forum, will deliver remarks and show a short film about their efforts to fight hate.

The Parents Circle is a unique grassroots organization made up of more than six hundred families, half Israeli and half Palestinian, who have all lost immediate family members to the Palestinian - Israeli conflict. These families have embarked on a joint reconciliation mission, transforming their loss and pain of bereavement into a catalyst for reconciliation.

This on-camera ceremony will take place at 9:00 a.m. on October 28 in the Department of State’s Treaty Room. Set up time for cameras will be 8:30 a.m.

Media representatives may attend the press briefing upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport.)


Office of Press Relations
U.S. Department of State
Phone (202) 647-2492

Evan Owen, Press Officer
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor
Phone (202) 647-4747

PRN: 2011/1806