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The Olive Press

I have never forgotten this humane and creative organization

by Anera

Nov 1, 2018

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By Dagny Bilkadi I was born in Rochester, Minnesota, where my father was a staff doctor at the Mayo Clinic. My mother was from a Navy family. As a young woman she joined the Red Cross at the start of WWII. She was sent to a Naval hospital in Algeria, where she met my father.…

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Honoring my parents by giving back

by Anera

Oct 4, 2018

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By Awad Da’Mes I have lived with my family in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia for the last four decades ever since we moved there from New York in 1978. We were the first Muslim family in the region. I have lived in the U.S. for the better part of 60 years – but…

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Blessed in My Activism

by Anera

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

by Anera

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

by Anera

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

by Anera

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

by Anera

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

by Anera

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

by Anera

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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