Windows of AEI

Palestinian Youth

The youth page is a window into the world of youth in Palestine. It contains resources, educational guidelines, and an overview of AEI’s activities in the Youth House in Bethlehem.

Palestinian Women

a window into the world of women in Palestine and their sumud or perseverance. Inform yourself about the activities at the Sumud Story House of AEI near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem. 

Cultural Tourism

This page on cultural and educational tourism gives you options for taking part in interesting tours in the Bethlehem region. The AEI facilitates you.

Wall Museum


The “Wall Museum”

Background story

Once the area around Rachel’s Tomb, a pilgrimage place for Moslems, Christians and Jews, was one of the liveliest in Bethlehem. The Hebron Road connected Jerusalem with Bethlehem, and its northern section was in fact the busiest street in town.


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Sponsor a Wall Poster in Bethlehem

Help to expand the museum

We invite you to sponsor a large poster with a human Palestinian story to be attached on the Wall in Bethlehem.  Already 100 posters bring out the stories of Palestinian life and challenge the restrictions under occupation. This “Wall Museum” will be expanded and will present many new Palestinian voices to the world. 

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Wall museum photos

The women’s stories

Following is a series of photos of women’s stories on wall posters. Please click on the photos to
enlarge them and read the stories.

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Wall-museum

Welcome to reality: Life in occupation

By Sive O Connor

My decision to travel to the West Bank and get a glimpse of life in Palestine was mainly based on a chance to enhance my own learning experience. Having just begun part time studies in an MA in Anthropology and Development, it seemed like a great chance to see first-hand what it is like to be Palestinian and how this word “occupation” impacts on daily life

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Visiting Taize

One AEI staff member and 5 teenagers, males and females, Christians and Muslims went to Taize in summer 2014.

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Rania Murra: “Liberation is solid strategy”

In a wide-ranging interview, AEI’s director Rania Murra discusses liberation strategy among Palestinians, boycott of Israeli products, the need to give personal examples, how to look at the influence of Da’aash (ISIS) in the Arab world, and the challenge of staying in Palestine.

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Word of the Director: “Situation Cries Out for Sanctions”

It is too difficult to watch the images. All human life is precious. It is time to end the occupation of Gaza, the West Bank and East-Jerusalem. It is time for Palestine. This is the only solution for the ongoing Naqba [disaster] against all those innocent human beings who are exposed without any defense to the Israeli military machine.

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Fuad Giacaman: “Education is life”

 Interview with AEI’s co-president about his educational passion and AEI’s inter-religious program in the context of a changing Middle East.


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Sumud at the Summer School

Notwithstanding the wave of Israeli oppression in the West Bank (before the invasion of Gaza in July), AEI’s summer school managed to implement most of the activities. However, an animation cartoon project had to be cancelled because the female trainers from Gaza were not allowed to enter the West Bank.

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