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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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Trump in Bethlehem

The latest blog by Toine van Teeffelen, see here, for English and Dutch versions.

Sumud and Freedom, June 5-6, 2017

Report of the meetings by AEI in front of the Wall in north-Bethlehem, commemorating 50 years of occupation. See here, for English and Dutch versions.

“Sumud for Freedom – Art against occupation”

About a successful crowdfunding experience in Germany to support AEI’s event near the Wall, ‘Sumud for Freedom – Art against occupation.” See here.

From Bethlehem to Ruhrgebiet: The “Wall Museum” in Essen

On 25/4/2017 Rania Murra, AEI’s director, opened a Wall Museum exhibit in Essen, Germany. A regional paper in the German Ruhrgebiet describes the exhibit. See here.

The Wall Cannot Stop Our Stories

At the invitation of the German section of EAPPI (Ecumenical Accompaniment Program for Palestine Israel), AEI wrote an article about its recent work, taking the sumud concept as a starting point. See here for the English as well as German versions.

Palestinian Christian Organizations, including AEI: “Recognize Israel as Apartheid State.”

Palestinian Christians have published an open letter to the World Council of Churches asking that the international ecumenical body recognize Israel as an apartheid state. Here is the letter in English, Dutch and German.

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