Linking together for human rights

Welcome to Abu Dis

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One of our new volunteers in Abu Dis has written a moving and interesting first blog post. We are posting it below and suggest keeping an eye on the blog: abudisvolunteers.blogspot.com. The fan is gently wafting the warm air in the bedroom of the Guest house as I write.  It is the end of our first full day in Abu Dis. Flo has arrived completing our group and Yas and I have returned … Read More →

“Now you’ve seen this, we hope you will do something about it.”

At the end of a packed week on our recent visit to Palestine, CADFA visitors from the UK were still trying to digest what they had learned. They had had a warm welcome from individuals and groups throughout the week, but they had been shocked by the evidence of the Israeli occupation. They were struck by the on-going cruelty of the occupation, as Palestinians are more and more crowded into particular towns … Read More →

A wonderful youth exchange

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This photo was taken during the evaluation session of the Ma’an-Together project yesterday, when French, British and Palestinian participants agreed that it had been an unforgettable experience with more exchange, reflection and learning than we could have imagined. There were many lovely, surprising and funny moments – and also real sadness and shock for the Europeans to discover what living under occupation means for all aspects of life for our … Read More →

Ma’an project youth exchange in France

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The second part of the CADFA Ma’an project was a youth exchange with young people from Palestine, the UK and France together in France.  The plan was to do this in Bordeaux but owing to a change of partners, this exchange moved to Aubervilliers in the Paris banlieue. What an interesting exchange for everyone involved!  It focused on discrimination, not just in Palestine but in Europe. Some reports can be … Read More →

Ma’an project now in France

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The next stage of CADFA’s Ma’an-Together project is a youth exchange in France, with new partners in the Paris banlieue. This is a very new experience for everyone, introducing a new language into the equation as well as hearing new things about each other’s lives (and the Palestinians shocked at seeing young people in France chased around by armed police…). In this picture, young people are swapping experiences and discussing discrimination. “Issa is speaking, … Read More →

Palestine Summer School begins

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We were very glad to hear that the visitors from the UK travelling to Palestine had an easier time than usual at the notorious Tel Aviv airport – Unlike our recent groups who had very lengthy waits, this time it was half an hour only, and they were through and off on their way to Abu Dis, where  they are being hosted in a project jointly run by CADFA and … Read More →