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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World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel: Bethlehem

Saturday June 4. On the closing day of the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, the Christian Organizations in Bethlehem and Jerusalem held a liturgy in the Emanuelle Church near the Bethlehem-Jerusalem checkpoint.


Visiting Taize

One AEI staff member and 5 teenagers, males and females, Christians and Muslims went to Taize in summer 2014.


Religious Education Conference 2011

Religious Education Conference in Palestine at the Peace Centre/Bethlehem

The Arab Educational Institute – member organization of Pax Christi International in Palestine–organized a conference on the 4th and the 5th of March 2011 at the Peace Centre Hall in Bethlehem under the patronage of Mr. Abdallah Shakarnah – Director of the Ministry of Education office in Bethlehem. The conference title was “How can it inspire moral courage & leadership among Palestinian youths?" During the discussions some international speakers made comparative presentations about Bradford U.K situation. Some religious figures, Christian and Muslim religious education teachers from both government and private schools attended the conference.


Rania Murra: “Liberation is solid strategy”

In a wide-ranging interview, AEI’s director Rania Murra discusses liberation strategy among Palestinians, boycott of Israeli products, the need to give personal examples, how to look at the influence of Da’aash (ISIS) in the Arab world, and the challenge of staying in Palestine.


Word of the Director: “Situation Cries Out for Sanctions”

It is too difficult to watch the images. All human life is precious. It is time to end the occupation of Gaza, the West Bank and East-Jerusalem. It is time for Palestine. This is the only solution for the ongoing Naqba [disaster] against all those innocent human beings who are exposed without any defense to the Israeli military machine.


Fuad Giacaman: “Education is life”

 Interview with AEI’s co-president about his educational passion and AEI’s inter-religious program in the context of a changing Middle East.

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