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Action Palestine - our partner for University twinnings

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Twinning with Palestine

The Britain - Palestine Twinning Network - "promoting twinning and friendship links"

Activities for the network in 2011 include * Women's visit - March * Twinning Conference in Palestine - April * Visits to Palestine April and October * Conference in Liverpool - November.

Main page - Palestinian Universities - Resources - Suggested motion

Resources

Twinning Motion

A twinning motion for the Right2Education Campaign at Bir Zeit University- take your time to have a look at this - even if you are twining with other universities this is easily adaptable, and is also great for making the general case for setting up friendship links. Packed with useful facts.

Click here to download the motion (pdf)

Click here to download their call to action to be used in conjunction with motion (word)

Twinning Statement

This twinning statement is in two parts; the actual statement itself, and a front-page of background information. This was written for twinning Birmingham University with Bir Zeit, but can be easily adapted.

Click here to download background info sheet

Click here to download twinning statement

Useful Websites

Look at the 'Palestine Universities' section for links to Palestinian university websites

Right2Education Campaign - Arguably one of the finest websites around on Palestinian Education

International Committee on Education in Occupation - www.iceo-pal-isr.org

Topics under discussion;

Israeli practices carried out against Palestinian education, including laws and violence

Development of Palestinian education during 40 years of occupation

Development of Israeli education during 40 years of occupation

The current status of Palestinian educational systems in the occupied territories: Structure and challenges in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem

Education of Palestinians who are citizens of Israel

Racism and racist discourse in Israeli and Palestinian classrooms

Peace education in Israel and occupied Palestine both in and outside the school

Psychology of education in occupation

Textbooks in occupation

Impact of the occupation wall on Palestinian and Israeli education, pupils and teachers

The myth of incitement in Palestinian textbooks

There are frequent claims made that Palestinian education incites hatred, this briefing dispels that myth.

Segregation and Discrimination in the Israeli Education System

A report by Human Rights Watch

" Nearly one in four of Israel's 1.6 million schoolchildren are educated in a public school system wholly separate from the majority. The children in this parallel school system are Israeli citizens of Palestinian Arab origin. Their schools are a world apart in quality from the public schools serving Israel's majority Jewish population. Often overcrowded and understaffed, poorly built, badly maintained, or simply unavailable, schools for Palestinian Arab children offer fewer facilities and educational opportunities than are offered other Israeli children. This report is about Israel's discrimination against its Palestinian Arab children in guaranteeing the right to education"

Education and Hate

An article by Mazin Qumsiyeh

Article on Al Aqsa

This leaflet contains some useful facts about the impact of the occupation on Palestinian education

"Physical attacks on staff and students

Between 2000-2004:

- 501 pupils were killed, over 8,000 were injured and 318 were arrested by the Israeli army.

- 17 teachers and staff were killed and 71 arrested.

Closures of Schools: In the same period, 1,289 schools were closed for at least 3 consecutive weeks"

Palestinian Universities Under Siege

Leaflets from the General Union of Palestinian Students. www.gups.org. Page 1 / Page 2

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Events in 2011

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Women's Tour March 2011

Conference Palestine April 2011

Conference - Liverpool November 2011

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Would you like to visit Palestine? We regularly organise tours to Palestine. Book for the October 2010 tour now!

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Greeting Cards (Eid / Xmas)

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The Israeli Apartheid wall "security barrier"

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Twinning Banner

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Zaytoun Olive Oil

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Getting there - Airlines activists use

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