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Blessed in My Activism

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Sep 6, 2018

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By Elaine Marie Kinch I’ve been concerned about justice and human rights since I was young. I became an activist after I began raising my children. For me, if people’s rights are violated, if they are systematically impoverished, then there can be no sustainable peace. One of my professors at the University of Wisconsin saw…

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Three Generations of Support: Our Family & Anera

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Aug 9, 2018

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By Betty Sams   In August of 1967, 50 people from all over the U.S. came to our home in Bethesda, Maryland for dinner. It was two months after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, and they represented the many different committees that had mobilized to raise and send aid to the Palestinians, both those who were…

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The Plight of Palestinian Refugees Was Imprinted on My Mind

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Jul 5, 2018

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Throughout 2018, our blog, will publish the words of Anera supporters, who have amazing and inspirational stories of why they are passionate about helping in Palestine and Lebanon and how they came to be part of our wonderful community.   By Ann Kerr Seeing the world has been my lifelong passion. I started travelling when…

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Gaza Block Parties Bring Minnesotans Together to Help Palestinians

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Jun 7, 2018

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Throughout 2018, our blog, will publish the words of Anera supporters, who have amazing and inspirational stories of why they are passionate about helping in Palestine and Lebanon and how they came to be part of our wonderful community.   by Karmel Sabri I am a Minnesota native but my family comes from Qalqiliya in…

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To Whom Much is Given, Much is Asked

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Apr 5, 2018

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Throughout 2018, our blog, will publish the words of Anera supporters, who have amazing and inspirational stories of why they are passionate about helping in Palestine and Lebanon and how they came to be part of our wonderful community.   by Murad Siam A little over 15 years ago, my parents’ home in California burned…

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I’ve never left that hospital room in Burj El Barajneh

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Mar 1, 2018

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Throughout 2018, our blog, will publish the words of Anera supporters, who have amazing and inspirational stories of why they are passionate about helping in Palestine and Lebanon and how they came to be part of our wonderful community.   by Ellen Siegel I was born toward the end of the Holocaust. I went to…

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Palestine is always close to my heart even if I’m far away

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Jan 31, 2018

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Throughout 2018, our blog, will publish the words of Anera supporters, who have amazing and inspirational stories of why they are passionate about helping in Palestine and Lebanon and how they came to be part of our wonderful community.   by Zeina Azzam When I was a teenager, my father planted a fig tree in…

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