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Nearly 1,000 Christian Arab Americans Expected to Reunite in Ramallah, Palestine for Annual Family Reunion

Summertime and family reunions go hand-in-hand, and that’s no exception for the hundreds of Palestinian Americans, who have been living in diaspora for more than 60 years, and who plan to attend their family reunion in their ancestral city of Ramallah, Palestine, July 4-7, 2018. The 60th Annual American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine (AFRP – [...]

Nearly 1,000 Christian Arab Americans Expected to Reunite in Ramallah, Palestine for Annual Family Reunion2018-04-18T09:35:32-04:00

National Arab American Association Condemns

The U.S. prides itself in supporting people who yearn to be free. One prime example was in 1989, when Chinese dissidents protested in Tiananmen Square, the U.S.  government and the media cheered, lent support and went to the UN to demand sanctions against the government. In more  recent months, our government and the press, once [...]

National Arab American Association Condemns2018-04-18T09:33:43-04:00

The Other Palestine: How Long Can Occupation Be the Answer?

Jim Quirk is a Professor in Washington DC and was a member of our last AFRP mission to Palestine. This is his most recent write up. Ordinary Palestinians say they understand Israel’s security goals. But they feel these policies are applied with irrational, random vengeance against the innocent...  Read More [...]

The Other Palestine: How Long Can Occupation Be the Answer?2018-02-05T11:09:22-04:00

Alert: U.S. Embassy Moving To Jerusalem

Dear Ramallah Family Member, The American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine (AFRP) stands firmly against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the occupied city of Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel in contravention of well-established international law for over 65 years and on the heels of U.N. Resolution 2334 in December 2016 declaring that Israel [...]

Alert: U.S. Embassy Moving To Jerusalem2018-01-11T11:18:40-04:00

Alice Dudum’s Generous Donation

We would like to extend our gratitude to Alice Dudum for her generous donation to the Federation of stock valued at over $14,000. This donation was made in memory of her late husband Manuel George Dudum.  These donations help fund our efforts in educating and supporting our members through Cultural Exchange Missions, Youth Events, Scholarships [...]

Alice Dudum’s Generous Donation2017-11-28T12:18:16-04:00

Palestinian Ambassador’s Chicago Visit

Community members, including Deputy President George Habeeb, welcomed the Palestinian Ambassador, Dr. Husam Zomlot, to Chicago during his visit.  Dr. Zomlot gave a powerful lecture at the Chicago Council of National Affairs explaining to the audience that East Jerusalem will be the capital of the state of Palestine as a result of compromise and not [...]

Palestinian Ambassador’s Chicago Visit2017-11-28T12:16:42-04:00

Annual Youth Summit in Washington D.C.

On November 4th, we hosted our annual Youth Summit in Washington D.C. We had an amazing turn out with 29 of our youth who visited their respective members of Congress and the State Department to discuss travel restrictions in and out of Ramallah.  The attendees also discussed ways in which the Federation can push towards [...]

Annual Youth Summit in Washington D.C.2017-11-28T12:12:38-04:00

Update On Houston Hurricane Relief Efforts

We have completed Phase 2 of our Houston Hurricane Relief efforts—this included a $15,000 donation that was made to three charitable organizations to help those affected.  The three recipients were The Arabic Community Center, St. George Orthodox Church of Houston, and The International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).  We hope that our Houston members are on [...]

Update On Houston Hurricane Relief Efforts2017-11-28T12:00:15-04:00

Zyara Cultural Program Trip

In October, the Federation, in collaboration with Taawon, Bank of Palestine, and United Palestinian Appeal, sent a group of individuals including academics, journalists, and people of faith to Palestine to participate in a cultural program known as Zyara. While overseas, the participants had the opportunity to engage in Palestinian culture and society first hand.  The [...]

Zyara Cultural Program Trip2017-11-28T11:57:49-04:00

39th Annual Palestine Day

On October 8th, we celebrated our 39th Annual Palestine Day in San Francisco, California. We had an amazing day filled with Dabke performances, Stand-Up Comedy, Musical acts and a wonderful Fashion Show.  President Hanna Hanania presented awards to two very deserving leaders of our community; Afif Baba received an award honoring his commitment and hard [...]

39th Annual Palestine Day2017-11-28T11:52:39-04:00