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Six Things You’ll Learn About Refugees In Netflix’s ‘The Swimmers’

Nov 30, 2022

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Here are six things Netflix’s film ‘The Swimmers’ can teach everyone about what it’s like to become a refugee.

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University Student from Lebanon is Determined to Support Her Country

by Anera

Nov 8, 2022

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As a social ambassador for Anera, Nana is determined to raise awareness about the challenges in her home country of Lebanon.

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Anera Honors the Kalbian Family

by Anera

Oct 5, 2022

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At Anera’s Annual Gala in Washington, DC on September 30, 2022, Anera proudly honored the Kalbian family. Vicken, Ada, Haig, Maral and Aline have generously given their time and finances in support of Anera’s work for many decades. Vicken served as the chair of Anera’s medical committee for 31 years and was pivotal in professionalizing…

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Carrying Palestine in Their Hearts Always

by Anera

Oct 5, 2022

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Abed and Husniyeh lived a full life away from Palestine, their home land. When they passed away, they wanted their life savings to serve Palestinians.

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Why I support Anera

May 14, 2022

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Gaza has endured occupation and dispossession for more years than Anera has existed. Gaza has been under varying forms of closure since 1991. The blockade—which is really an intensified military closure—is approaching its 16th year. It has destroyed normal trade relations upon which Gaza’s small economy largely depends. The resulting isolation of Gaza from the…

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Your Ramadan Gift Can Make DOUBLE the Impact in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan

Apr 25, 2022

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“I’m excited to announce that two long-time Anera donors have offered to match all gifts made during Ramadan up to $10,000.”

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My Commitment to Gaza and to Supporting the People I Love

Apr 4, 2022

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My interest in Palestine goes back to 1994 when I went with my sociology colleagues after the first intifada had ended the prior year. I was reluctant to join the study they were hoping to do because I was busy with other areas of study, and the Middle East had not been on my radar….

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Anera Mourns the Death of Rabbi Everett Gendler

by Anera

Apr 4, 2022

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We mourn the loss of one of our cherished members of the Anera community: Rabbi Everett Gendler. Rabbi Gendler died on April 1, 2022 at the age of 93 in Massachusetts, where he lived with his wife, Mary. The rabbi’s life was an inspiration to all those who followed and knew him. Long active in…

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From Roller Skating to the Anera Board

Feb 7, 2022

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I was born and raised in the Middle East. In our household, we were told to eat our vegetables because there were Palestinian refugees with little on their plates. Every other year we went to Palestine for family vacation. One summer during college, I worked in Palestine. First, I helped out in an orphanage in…

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My Trip to Gaza

Feb 1, 2022

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My fascination with Gaza has grown within me since my early childhood years. Living in the occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank, I grew up listening to my late grandfather and his circle of friends. They would congregate at his shop and reminisce about their travels to Gaza, Haifa and Akka as laborers and…

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