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



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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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.


'Living inside the Wall'

Mary Antoinette Burke from Ireland writes in detail about her experiences at AEI as a volunteer. An “inside insight.”


When plan B becomes plan C, D, E..?

Jasmyn from the Netherlands writes about the need to improvise during the summer school:


No occupation - no wall - but justice - for all

See here photos of a picket-line held by AEI youth in front of the Wall in Bethlehem, on June 27. 

Photographers: Fadi Abu Akleh and Mary Antoinette Burke.

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AEI Summer School 2014

Press the button down to view the slideshow. 


Holy Places In Palestine

Holy Places are of special importance to the Palestinian Christian identity. Palestinian Christians consider themselves to be the “Living Stones,” the guardians of the Holy Places. However, despite this many Palestinian Christians are not fully aware of the local, ancient roots of Palestinian Christianity in the land of Palestine. Becoming more aware of this will strengthen their sense of roots and identity as a religious community, and prevents their alienation from the land which in the past actually supported their emigration.

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