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All Palestinians are one people united by their national identity and historical roots in Palestine, which as a whole is a human heritage that should be honored and celebrated with pride.
With the upcoming 2018 American Federation of Ramallah Palestine (AFRP) convention to be held for the second time in Ramallah in July, we are extremely […]
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 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 […]
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
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 must […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]