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"التواصل بين الثقافات"


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.



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. 



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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A Trump Presidency and Palestine

What to expect from a Trump presidency for Palestine or the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? A few speculations.


Visions of occupation and freedom

At the occasion of the commemoration of 50 years of occupation in Bethlehem/Palestine on June 2017, 18 international artists or artist groups submitted digital renditions of their works. They did so at the invitation of the Arab Educational Institute in Bethlehem, member organization of Pax Christi, and Palestine Link, a Dutch-Palestinian organization in the Netherlands. The works will be shown on a screen near the Wall on June 5 during afternoon events.

The works relate to visions of ‘occupation’ or ‘freedom’. They give general reflections, make comparisons and connections, or specifically focus on Palestine. When you click here, the artists and their works are briefly introduced.

Arab Educational Institute

May 30, 2017


Sumud for Freedom

On June 5AEI organizes a public event at the Wall in north Bethlehem.

Click here for the program.

June 5, 2017: commemoration of 50 years of occupation

In June 2017 it will be 50 years ago that Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza. There will be many activities across the West Bank and Gaza to commemorate the victims and voice a Palestinian protest against the ongoing occupation.

AEI plans a full-day program on Monday June 5 along the Wall around Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, 

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