SF, CA: Report Back: K-12 Teacher Trip to Palestine!

Oct 11, 2019
MECA’s Teach Palestine Project organized an amazing delegation of elementary, middle and high school teachers to Palestine this summer. The goal was to learn about Palestine firsthand, explore connections to...

Teach Palestine Project Takes K-12 Educators to Palestine

Oct 05, 2019
The Teacher Trip to Palestine delegation meets with youth and staff at Madaa Creative Center in Silwan, East Jerusalem CREDIT: Alvin Rosales This trip, this experience, was essential to my...
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Maya Fulfilled Her Grandfather’s Dream and Her Own

Aug 28, 2019
Maya Odeh, received her nursing degree with the help of a MECA Scholarship from the Elly Jaensch Memorial Scholarship Fund. She says, “I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said that...
Scholarship Profiles

Celebration Amid Displacement: Silwan, East Jerusalem

Jul 12, 2017
A children’s gymnastics team performed at the packed graduation celebration, along with three dance troupes, a choir, musicians, and two hip-hop groups. Credit: Fidaa Rwaidy By Jody Sokolower I recently...
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Silwan Sports Field

Jan 01, 2017
The families of Silwan in East Jerusalem have been living under constant siege for several years. Their land is being stolen under the guise of biblical archaeology. Israeli settlers have...

VIDEO: Children Behind Bars

Mar 30, 2016
In 2015, 860 children were arrested by Israeli forces in East Jerusalem. Salah, 12 years old, was arrested on his way home from school. MECA's partner produced this new film highlighting the...

Sahar Abbasi and ROOM NO. 4 Photo Exhibit: A U.S Tour about Israeli Arrests of Palestinian Children.

Jan 20, 2016
Sahar Abbasi speaking in Oakland about her life and her work with children who are arrested by Israeli authorities CREDIT: MECALast fall Sahar Abbasi, Deputy Director of the Madaa Silwan...
News Stories of Our Work

Jerusalem Palestinian Rights Activist Speaks Up for the Children

Dec 01, 2015
By Amitabh Pal, The ProgressivePhoto by Majd Ghaith By Amitabh Pal, The ProgressivePhoto by Majd Ghaith"They left me in the room for five hours with my hands tied behind my...
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