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18/01/2010

The Arab House and the Sefarad-Israel House have jointly forwarded the candidacy of the Israeli-Palestinian NGO Parents Circle-Families Forum for the Prince of Asturias Concord Award.

 

"We are publishing today the joint communiqué of Casa Sefarad-Israel and Casa Arabe in which they advance the candidacy of The Parents Circle- Families Forum to the prestigious Prince of Asturias Prize of the Concorde. Regardless of the fact if the PCFF will or will not be distinguished with this award, the importance of this joint action cannot be exaggerated. We should be proud that the joint work of Israeli and Palestinian families to reach peace and reconciliation in our region has a tremendous psychological and political impact both on the Jewish and the Arab world. We hope that the Spanish initiative will show a trend which will be multiplied and spread worldwide. " 

The translation of the press release:

"Madrid, 27 July 2009. The Arab House and the Sefarad-Israel House have jointly forwarded the candidacy of the Israeli-Palestinian NGO Parents Circle-Families Forum for the Prince of Asturias Concord Award.

The two institutions have underlined that the approach of the PCFF to the conflict, which implies the support to the peace process, to the Arab Peace Initiative, the respect of human rights and the end of the occupation of the Palestinian territories, is of great originality and realism, as it promotes the mutual understanding and interaction, sharing the individual pain for the loss of the beloved in the conflict.

The two institutions have also stressed that the PCFF is an organization of Israelis and Palestinians  whose aim is the achievement of peace and reconciliation between the two communities, starting from the emotional experience of families that have lost their beloved family members in the conflict.

The two institutions added at the presentation of the candidacy: through its educational activities, the PCFF is contributing to the necessary change in the perception of the conflict among Palestinian and Israeli youngsters,.

The Arab House and the Sefarad-Israel House are part of the institutional network including also Americas House, Asia House, Africa House and the recently established House of the Mediterranean.

  

For further information:

Tamim El-Dalati-Ruth Pimentel    Ursula O'Kuinghttons

Press Bureau of Arab House   Director of Communications of Sefarad-Israel-House

gabineteprensa@casaarabe-leam.es  Ursula.ok@sefarad-israel.es

Phones: 91-5630673; 91-5630638    91-70205147

                                                                                              

  Communication Sefarad-Israel House

  Eva Toussaint / Diego Rodríguez

  Phones: 91 7027300 / 649444125

  Eva.toussaint@porternovelli.es

  Diego.rodriguez@porternovelli.es

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Casa Árabe y Casa Sefarad-Israel proponen a la ONG Círculo de Familias para el Príncipe de Asturias de la Concordia

Madrid, 27 de julio de 2009.- Casa Árabe y Casa Sefarad-Israel han presentado, de forma conjunta, la candidatura de la ONG israelo-palestina Círculo de Familias (The Parents Circle-Families Forum PCFF-) al premio Príncipe de Asturias de la Concordia.

Ambas instituciones han destacado que la aproximación de PCFF al problema del conflicto, articulada en torno al apoyo al proceso de paz, a la Iniciativa Árabe de Paz, al respeto de los derechos humanos y al fin de la ocupación israelí de los territorios palestinos, es de una gran originalidad y realismo, ya que promueve el conocimiento y el contacto mutuos, compartiendo el dolor individual de la pérdida de un ser querido.

También han resaltado que la organización es una ONG integrada por israelíes y palestinos cuyo objetivo es la paz y la reconciliación entre las dos comunidades a partir de la experiencia emocional vivida por las familias que han perdido seres queridos en el conflicto.

A través de actividades educativas, el PCFF trata de contribuir al cambio necesario en la percepción del conflicto entre jóvenes palestinos e israelíes, según han añadido ambas instituciones en la presentación de la candidatura.

Casa Árabe y Casa Sefarad-Israel forman parte de la red institucional formada también por Casa de América, Casa Asia, Casa África y la recientemente creada Casa del Mediterráneo.

 

 Fundacion Principe De Asturias








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