JAI October 2010 Newsletter

JAI October 2010 Newsletter

The JAI newsletter is a platform from which we share with our supporters throughout the world our objectives, stories, activities, progress, and future plans. It is a means to highlight these points and involve our friends in our struggle for peace with justice.

In this edition:

1. JAI New Communication and Advocacy Officer
2. Education conference – Bethlehem – 30 Oct. 2010 – OPGAI
3. JAI youth at Global Week – Norway
4. Order now – JAI Olive Tree Calendar 2011
5. Read more advocacy related and occupation measures news


JAI New Communication and Advocacy Officer

Dear partners and friends,

Greetings from the Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI)

Kindly be informed that a Communication and Advocacy officer, ´╗┐Bisan Kassis, was hired at the JAI to communicate, follow up and share your advocacy plans, actions, activities and various related issues. Bisan’s position will help identifying the results of the JAI activities on the international and local levels.

You are kindly asked to cooperate and communicate with her in this regard and many thanks and gratitude for your continued support and solidarity.


Education as a Tool for Building, Interaction and Freedom’ Conference

Register now!

Occupied Palestine and Golan Heights Advocacy Initiative (OPGAI) Annual Conference 2010, within the activities of the World Education Forum.

United in Struggle Against the Israeli Colonialism, Occupation and Racism.

Palestine – Bethlehem – Bethlehem University – Hall of Dr. Anton Sansour on
Saturday, 30 October 2010.

Translation from Arabic to English and vice versa will be available.


Two JAI youth, Loren Bannoura and Ward Qumsieh, have participated at the Global Week in Norway in August 2010, invited by their youth partner ICY (Internationally Committed Youth) – Bergen, through the YMCA-YWCA in Norway.

Read more about their participation through personal reflection, and see photos.


Olive Tree Calendar 2011

Order now!

For partner YMCA, YWCA, Churches and other groups and interested individuals and activists.

Calendar can be placed on the desk or hang on the wall. It includes (in both Arabic and English): topics related to the impact of occupation on land and farmers with personal stories, Palestinian commemorations relevant, and the JAI (YMCA-YWCA) 2011 events and programs.