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Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 10:00am - Friday, June 3, 2016 - 10:00am

This delegation will explore Palestinian and Israeli efforts to achieve peace with justice. This specific delegation will include meetings that delve deeper into the issues of detention and incarceration, the Israeli military court system, and political prisoners - including meetings with organizations like Addameer, Defense for Children International Palestine, and New Profile. The delegation will also feature meetings with Palestinian and Israeli leaders of civil society groups, grassroots organizers, religious leaders and more.

Gaza memorial and community vigil

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 6:00pm

Friday, August 21 at 6:00pm
Masjid An-Noor 1117 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA
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Palestinians share struggles against Israeli occupation at World Social Forum

Under the slogan “another world is possible,” an AFSC delegation of 20 young Palestinians shared their current struggles against the Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian territory with an international audience at the World Social Forum, Tunisia, this past March.

19 US Representatives Call for Protecting Palestinian Children's Rights

In an unprecedented show of concern about Palestinian children, 19 members of Congress signed a letter to Secretary of State Kerry urging the US administration to prioritize children’s human rights in its bilateral relationship with Israel. Initiated by Rep Betty McCollum (D,Minn), the letter was a companion action to a June 2 Capitol Hill briefing about Palestinian children in military detention.

EYEWITNESS GAZA: From Trauma to Resiliance

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 7:00pm

Dr. of Peace, Alice Rothchild

Dr. Rothchild

Dr. Alice Rothchild

Dr. Rothchild reports back on her visit to Gaza in March 2015

Young Palestinians organize for aspired-liberation

Three young Palestinians, each carrying a different history, a different identity card from a different landscape--but from the same land--met for the first time thanks to the AFSC’s Palestine Youth Together for Change Project (PYTC). Each of them carries the burden of living under occupation, and each wants to be liberated in body and spirit.

Faith voices on Palestine

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 4:30pm

Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism- Panel:

"Faith Voices on Palestine"

How has the US faith community responded to the plea from faith voices inside Palestine? 

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 4:30 pm

DM Social Club; 900 Mulberry

Breaking down barriers: An interview with youth activist Sophia Deibes

Sophia Deibes is the newest member of AFSC’s Palestine Youth Together for Change (PYTC) project. The 20-year old from Zababdeh village in the West Bank is a media and journalism student at Bir Zeit University in Ramallah. Her convictions about the need to bring Palestinians together across geographic and political boundaries are challenging to many of her peers, but that doesn’t stop her from sharing her views.

44 organizations call on Israel to stop forcible transfer plans

West Bank Bedoin Homes

Shelters in a West Bank Palestinian Bedouin community.

Shelters in a West Bank Palestinian Bedouin community. 


On 11 September 2014, AFSC joined 43 other Palestinian, Israeli, and international organizations in urgently calling on world leaders to stop Israeli plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinian Bedouins out of their communities in the central part of the occupied West Bank and into a designated township.


National Day of Action to End the Assault on Gaza and to Lift the Gaza Blockade

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 8:00am - 11:55pm

The Remains of the Al-Dula Family Home

Al- Dula Home - A child stands amid the rubble of the destroyed Al Dalu family home, Gaza City December 3, 2012. Ten members of the Al Dalu family were killed, as well as two neighbors, by an Israeli air strike on their three-story home on November 18, 2012. Four of those killed were children, and four were women.

This Thursday, July 24, join AFSC and more than 50 other groups in protesting the ongoing attack on Gaza by writing to your government representatives and President Obama, organizing community actions, or otherwise making your voice heard.  

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