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Letter to Senator Feinstein

Dear Friend, Thanks to your support, we’re now very close to completing the fundraising to meet Rebuilding Alliance’s commitment to construct the first three homes in the Rebuilding to Remain program.  More challenging is whether or not the Palestinian National Authority will be able to meet their

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Birthing Center – Planning for Launch

Dear Friend, Thank you again for making it possible to realize a dream in the creation of the first Palestinian Birthing Center in Area C, the Jordan River Valley.    We’re getting closer to project implementation as we work to address three important questions:  (1) Customs Approval, (2)

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Our Teacher starts her U.S. Speaking Tour!

  Morgan Bach, our 2nd visiting teacher in Al Aqaba Village, is now in Michigan starting her U.S. speaking tour!   We sent her there to attend the Students for Justice in Palestine conference.  Today she is speaking at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, standing-in

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Good News! A Grant to launch the 3rd Abir’s Garden!

Hello Friends, We have some good news!  We have been notified by our friends at Playgrounds for Palestine that they will provide a grant to allows us to begin construction of a third Abir’s Garden Playground right away. Ideally, we would like to use your donations to

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Rebuilding to Remain in Such a Critical Time

Dear Friends, I hope you’ve had a wonderful summer!   You’ll be happy to know that construction of the first 3 homes in our Rebuilding to Remain program has reached beyond the halfway point. Everyone, especially the families, are eager to finish these homes and move in!

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New books for Library, Kindergarten to have 2 new Teachers!

Hello Friend, I am writing to update you on the project, Teaching in a Village under Demolition Orders, which you have supported with your generous contributions. During the GlobalGiving Matching grant competition, this project received donations of $1041 which generated a match of $561!  Very exciting.  The

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Amazing video: Combatants For Peace in Action

Dear Friends, I hope you are wonderfully proud of both the Abir’s Garden Playgrounds now completed in memory of Abir Aramin.  These wonderful play areas and family meeting spaces are realizing our dreams, so carefully developed in Abir’s memory: “a safe place to grow. A place where

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It Stopped Because the World Responded

Dear Friends, The immediate crisis in Al Aqaba Village has been averted, thanks to the intervention of so many people at all levels:  Al Aqaba’s Mayor and villagers, Governor Marwan Toubassi, activists on site, grassroots advocates, Congressmen and Congresswomen and their staff, the U.S. State Department, the UN, and many

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Demolition of houses in the Jordan Valley 29.3.2012

Demolition of houses in the Jordan Valley 29.3.2012 Date: 29/03/2012 ,Afternoon Observers: Dorit Hershkowitz, Dafna Banai (reporting, taking photos) Translator:  Charles K. On Monday, 26.3.12, darkness fell on Khabis Sawaftah’s family.  While the family members were busy with their morning tasks, two bulldozers, 12 vehicles from the Civil Administration, Border Police personnel

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Don’t Say We Did Not Know #302

Don’t say we did not know #302 On Thursday, 23rd February, 2012, IDF soldiers demolished three cisterns in the Palestinian village Beit Ula (situated northwest of Hebron). That same day, IDF soldiers uprooted some 670 almond and olive trees in Surif (north of Hebron). They continued, and demolished an agricultural structure

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