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Rebuilding Alliance is an American 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.
'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 peacemakers and their communities. Together we are a significant voice for recognition of planning rights, village-centered building and human rights.
Here's some of what Rebuilding Alliance does:
U.S. Movement to Save Palestinian Villages
Rebuilding Alliance's advocacy program focuses on constituent engagement by using action alerts to connect activists with members of Congress. By working quickly to provide accurate information obtained directly from villagers, lawyers representing Palestinian villages, and human rights organizations, we give Constituents all they need to email their Senators and Representatives to request intervention on their behalf. As soon as you email, we follow up by scheduling conference call briefings with Congressional offices, inviting constituents to join to express concerns and raise questions.
In late April, Rebuilding Alliance will host a Leadership Learning Mission to Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem! Congressional staff and constituents will meet with villagers in Susiya, Khan al Ahmar, and Al Aqaba, and visit important historical sites. We will meet with UN officials, human rights organizations, lawyers who represent Palestinian communities at risk of demolition by the Israeli Army, and lawyers who represent Palestinian children in military prison. Our hope is that Congressional staff will take these first-hand experiences back to DC to assist members of Congress in taking a firm stance in support of human rights, and in taking action to avert further crisis.
Brighten the Future for Gaza's Children / It's Time for Light
Electricity in Gaza is available for only 4-5 hours each day, rendering the simplest of tasks nearly impossible. So far, Rebuilding Alliance has sent 27,000 Nur Al Amal (Light of Hope) solar-powered lanterns through the blockade to children in Gaza, in partnership with four Palestinian NGOs who work to distribute these lights. We’ve secured a matching grant and will now upgrade to send LittleSun solar lights in addition to Luci Lights. Each shipment is pre-cleared through the Customs Agencies of all three governments prior to shipment, through our upcoming, It's Time for Light Campaign, we hope to use social media to share a 'Nur Amal' Light of Hope message from and to Gaza families and the world
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 three 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 develop 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.
Collective Song: A Music Center to Make Hearts Sing
A talented intern at Rebuilding Alliance believed music can heal. We are delighted to report that the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music is partnering with Rebuilding Alliance and has been sending two teachers to Al Aqaba Village to instruct 41 children on violin, viola, and cello! Can we bring them on tour to the U.S.? We hope so.
A thriving community is measured by the health of its children, the ease of their parents, a growing economy and protection of human rights. Rebuilding Alliance will soon launch our next series of Congressional briefings focused on the Gaza crisis, asking Senators and Representatives to intervene to urge restraint in response to peaceful protest, ease the crisis, and end the blockade. Please support our work.
Until: 06/30/2018 11:59pm
Help send solar-powered lanterns to Gaza's children and put one in your window to show you care what happens to them. The blockade controls the electricity, but not the power of the sun or the power of love! Your donation will make a real difference right now. Follow us on Facebook "It's Time for Light" and Instagram "Rebuilding Alliance".111 supporters $11,957 raised
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