Our Mission

Supporting Palestinian Sumud
AEI’s mission is to educationally support the sumud of Palestinians, especially those living in marginalized or disadvantaged communities.

Sumud, literally steadfastness or perseverance, has two general meanings for us:
(a) strengthening the moral fabric and internal cohesion of a Palestinian society that is rooted in the land of Palestine;
(b) strengthening the capacity of Palestinians to raise their voices in support of human dignity; human, children’s and women’s rights, and a just peace.

AEI’s long-term vision is that Palestinians actively and publicly participate in a future Palestine that is cohesive, free, democratic, and pluralistic and in which civic rights including women’s and children’s rights and the rights of religious communities are respected.