“AEI youth at the Wall Museum around Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem”
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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 Christmas Message

By Sheikh ‘Umar Ghneim, of the Islamic Religious Education at the Ministry of Education Directorate – Bethlehem. Umar Ghneim is a trainer and member  of the Coordination Committee in AEI ‘s project ‘Citizenship and Diversity: Christian-Muslim Living Together’. 

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Wishes and Prayers

Christmas 2015-6

Send your wishes to Bethlehem, and they will be read and distributed among Palestinians of the area. 

First names (or initials) are in alphabetical order.

Messages from the Chapel of Unity, Coventry, other messages from Coventry, and Kairos Palestine UK are at the end.


Tourist program with Palestinians

Two elements come foreword in the Time for Palestine program of AEI and Palestine Link: the deep-seated problems and challenges which Palestinians face AND the cultural wealth of Palestine.

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Call to artists worldwide

The latest wave of repression in the occupied Palestinian territories once more underscores the unsustainability of the Israeli occupation. Yet this occupation is also the longest in modern times. In just a year’s time, in 2017, the occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza will have lasted 50 years. To commemorate this symbolic year and to give momentum to the public challenge of occupation and the demand for the implementation of the legal rights of the Palestinian people, AEI and Palestine Link wish to make an appeal to artists worldwide to prepare a performance or artistic product about the theme of “occupation”. 

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The Voice of Christmas from Bethlehem, 2016

Christmas comes back this year under hard circumstances worldwide. Here in Palestine we witness on daily base the deaths of young people, executions, sieges, checkpoints and walls. On the one hand, there is the ongoing occupation and lack of freedom; on the other we face ongoing fear and lack of security. Palestine remains a vast prison and death arena for everyone, including women and children. 



A large demonstration passes our house. The flags show that all Palestinian factions participate. Shops are closed, there is a general strike in Bethlehem. My colleagues are at home too, and my son Tamer got a leave from school. We hear the Israeli army shooting.

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