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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.


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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. 

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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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Wall-museum

 

 

A Trump Presidency and Palestine

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

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Games

Lately a rumor spread that a new yeshiva or school for Jewish studies would be established right opposite the Sumud Story House next to Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem. You never know how serious such speculation is.

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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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Dystopia

Blog from Bethlehem

The area is surrounded by imposing 9-meter high walls topped by barbed wire and cameras, and flanked by a watchtower. A closed iron gate constitutes the forbidden entry to Rachel’s Tomb, transformed by Isrrael into a military fortress. The modest dome over the tomb is just visible here. Most inhabitants have left the area years ago. Several closed garages are in a dilapidated state.

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