Apartheid Violence: From Jerusalem to Jenin

May 14, 2022
Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh This introduction has been particularly hard to write. I've written and rewritten this 16 times already, and it’s still just as hard. Earlier this week...
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PaliRoots Meal Program, Women’s Empowerment in Gaza, Aid Updates & More: MECA News Winter 2022

Mar 16, 2022
We're very pleased to send you an electronic version of our most recent printed newsletter. We hope you'll take a few minutes to see all that we are accomplishing together...
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Support and Leadership Opportunities for Jerusalem Youth

Jan 12, 2022
MECA supports the Youth Leadership Program at the Madaa Creative Center in Silwan, East Jerusalem, one of many psychosocial initiatives for children, youth, and families. As Israel continues its multiple...
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Thank you and Happy New Year!

Jan 04, 2022
Life in East Jerusalem is very hard for Palestinian children who face violent Israeli settlers, soldiers, and the possibility of being arrested or losing their homes. MECA’s partner Madaa Silwan—and...
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Edward Said Library, Silwan Branch: A Home for All in the Midst of Home Demolitions

Sep 17, 2021
Children in the reading club All of the children from Batn el-Hawa neighborhood [in Silwan East Jerusalem] are under the risk of forced displacement by home demolitions… or homes being...
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Mona Hajjar Halaby Book Launch!

Aug 26, 2021
“In My Mother’s Footsteps: A Palestinian Refugee Returns Home” Virtual Event -- Thursday, August 26: 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET FREE, Register Now! www.mecaforpeace.org/MonaHalaby Join Middle East Children’s Alliance to...

VIDEO: “Determined to Stay: Palestinian Youth Fight for Their Village” Virtual Book Launch!

Jun 28, 2021
? Silwan is a Palestinian village just outside the ancient walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. "Determined to Stay" is the moving story of its people in the face of occupation....
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Virtual Book Launch for Silwan! “Determined to Stay: Palestinian Youth Fight for Their Village”

May 23, 2021
MECA is thrilled to invite you to this special event focusing on Silwan, East Jerusalem! MECA staff member Jody Sokolower is the author of the soon to be released Determined...