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Gaza Block Parties Bring Minnesotans Together to Help Palestinians

by Anera

Jun 7, 2018

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by Karmel Sabri I am a Minnesota native but my family comes from Qalqiliya in the West Bank. And, though I live 6,000 miles from Palestine, the terrible situation there is real to me. I suspect that all of us who support Anera have this feeling in common. In the wake of the 2014 war…

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To Whom Much is Given, Much is Asked

by Anera

Apr 5, 2018

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by Murad Siam A little over 15 years ago, my parents’ home in California burned to the ground. I drove up as the rubble was being cleared away and asked the workers to stop so I could rummage through and see what was salvageable. In a small frayed pouch I found all of my deceased…

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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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