Rebuilding Alliance

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Services & Impact

Rebuilding Alliance is a U.S. 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to rebuilding war-torn communities and bringing the world together to make them safe. Our life-affirming vision: A just and enduring peace in Israel and Palestine founded upon equal rights, security, and opportunity for all.  We partner with Palestinian and Israeli Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) to help Palestinian communities rebuild and keep their villages standing.


'To do something big — to think globally and act globally — one starts with something small and one starts where it counts.'

— Oxford Prof. Nabeel Hamdi   


Since our launch in 2003, Rebuilding Alliance has been amplifying the voices of Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers and their communities. Together we are a significant voice for recognition of planning rights, village-centered rebuilding and human rights.


·      We believe a child’s life can be changed for good by rebuilding her/his home and neighborhood.


·      We believe construction is the best response to destruction, that rebuilding projects ease trauma, build trust, strengthen peacemakers, advance law, and press officials forward in tangible ways.


·      We believe that if our world is to meet the big challenges that face us at this time in history, we must make peace in Israel and Palestine.

 

OUR VALUES:

  • Rebuild homes, schools and communities in a holistic approach that builds peace, combining community-directed rebuilding with grassroots and diplomatic advocacy. 
  • Stretch every dollar to seed endeavors that make a difference and grow. 
  • Build trust with each rebuilding project and connect peacemakers with constituents and policy makers worldwide who will intervene to safeguard threatened communities. 
  • Advocate for government policies based on international human rights law and international law.

                       

Here's what Rebuilding Alliance does:

Brighten the Future for Gaza's Children / It's Time for Light

Electricity in Gaza is only available 4 hours each day making the simplest of tasks nearly impossible.  In the past 2 years, Rebuilding Alliance has sent 27,000 Nur Al Amal (Lights of Hope) solar-powered lanterns through the blockade to children in Gaza, in partnership with four Palestinian Non-Governmental Agencies who work to distribute these lights. We’ve secured a matching grant and will now upgrade to send LittleSun solar lights in addition to sending Luci lights.  Each shipment is pre-cleared through the Customs Agencies of all three governments, in advance of shipment.

U.S. Movement to Save Palestinian Villages

Rebuilding Alliance's advocacy program focuses on action alerts to constituents, who keep Palestinian villages standing by requesting the intervention of their Senators and Representatives. Rebuilding Alliance's advocacy team researches the issues, organizes action alerts, and follows-up on constituent emails to Congress by scheduling conference call briefings, inviting constituents to join the calls. Congressional offices are asked to phone the State Department and the Israeli Embassy or Consulate to prevent the demolition of vulnerable Palestinian communities.


In just November and December of 2017, more than 1100 people have sent over 3,000 emails to 286 House and Senate offices using our action alert system. Since 2015, when Israel's High Court first ruled that the village of Susiya could be demolished before its case is heard, Rebuilding Alliance has held over 210 briefings in face-to-face meetings and by teleconference on this issue — and Susiya and Khan al Ahmar remain standing.


The long-term impact of a thriving community is measured in the health of its children, the ease of the parents, and a growing economy. The recognition of the human rights of a village assures its future. Speaking tours, Congressional briefings, #HeresMyVillage mapathons, our 'Evincible' mobile app, social work that starts with Pinwheels for Peace, and an international design competition —  please support these effective ways to build U.S. constituent and Congressional engagement to keep Palestinian communities standing.


Rebuilding to Remain
Rebuilding Alliance worked with Al Aqaba villagers to design affordable homes and then crowd-funded to build the first three.  As those 3 families moved in, another four families finished their homes — now 16 more are in construction and we’re working with Al Aqaba’s Housing Association to fund an affordable construction loan program, the first in so-called Area C, to help them finish.  This will be a model for Palestinian affordable home construction throughout the West Bank’s Area C.

Rural Women's Center

We're working with the Al Aqaba Rural Women's Association to help them achieve their income-producing goals. A young designer and her distinguished professors are designing an award-winning Guest House on the 3rd floor of the kindergarten building.


Collective Song:  A Music Center to Make Hearts Sing

A talented intern at Rebuilding Alliance sought to bring music to Al Aqaba's children. We are delighted to report that the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music is partnering with Rebuilding Alliance and has been sending two teachers there to instruct 41 children on violin, viola, and cello!  Can we bring them on tour to the U.S.?   We hope so.


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It's Time for Light!

Help send solar-powered lanterns to another 23,040 of Gaza's children and put one in your window to show you care and to show you want to brighten the future of Gaza's children. The blockade controls the electricity, but not the power of the sun or the power of love! Your help will make a real difference right now. Follow us on Facebook "It's Time for Light" and Instagram "Rebuilding Alliance".

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