Buma Inbar is a member of Parents Circle – Families Forum. He lost his son in Jotam in 1995 while fighting with the Golani Brigade in Lebanon. He has initiated the annual Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony which is attended by thousands every year.
The Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony, held following Israeli Memorial Day, is a reminder that war is not an act of fate but one of human choice. Israelis and Palestinians acknowledge the pain and the aspirations of those living on the “other side” and strive to prevent the next wave of violence. Israeli and Palestinian bereaved families speak about their personal pain along with musical and artistic performances.
Thousands of Israelis and Palestinians participate every year in this special event produced and led by Combatants for Peace with the collaboration of the Parents Circle. Americans can also mark this day in their communities by acknowledging the loss of life on both sides and by saying that the cycle of violence must end.
Since the first event in 2006, the number of participants has increased yearly. In 2018, more than 7,000 people attended.