The Britain - Palestine Twinning Network - "promoting twinning and friendship links"
Have you filled in the questionnaire? If your group has not already done so, or is new and wishes to join the Twinning network, please download it here, and return it us as soon as possible (we need it for the next Conference).
New groups looking for supporters (please contact us if you need more information);
Aberystwyth (Wales) - Marda
Battersea / Kew - TBC
Bournmouth - Bir Zeit Village TBC. Contact
Cardiff - Balata refugee camp TBC. Web site
Chesham - Khader (near Bethlehem)
Chester Jericho Friendship Pact. Visit Reports. Contact
Dorset - Awarta
Dudley and Lye Friends of Palestine. TBC
Dundalk, Northern Ireland. TBC
Ealing - TBC
Edinburgh - Old City of Jerusalem
Enfield, possibly twinning with Kuffr Jamal.
Dundalk, Northern Ireland.
Harrogate - TBC
Hebden Bridge, West Yorks. Beit Sahour and have been supporting villages in Bethlehem area. Contact
Hinton Charterhouse near Bristol.
Kendal now twinned with Aqbat Jabar camp, near Jericho
Kingston - Bethlehem. Contact
Knaresborough - TBC
Knighton - Jama'een
Leamington Spa and Warwick (Justice For Palestinians)
Llandrindod High School (Mid Wales ). Contact. Kafr Jama (near Tulkarem). Contact
Mid Wales / Shropshire - TBC
Maidenhead - TBC
Melksham - TBC
Mersea Island to be twinned with Bethlehem. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/essex/8507977.stm
North Nibley, in Gloucestershire.
Norwich - TBC
Swansea (Wales) - TBC. www.swanseaactionforpalestine.blogspot.com
Tooting - Sawahreh
York - Balaata Camp, Nablus
Worthing - TBC
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Aberystwyth Marda Twinning (September 2010)
Birmingham Ramallah Twinning Initiative (January 2004)
Contact - www.birminghamramallah.org
A local schools website
"To develop grass roots links between organisations and individuals in Birmingham and Ramallah and to campaign to twin the two cities at city level."
Brighton Toubas Friendship and Solidarity Group (April 2006)
Contact - www.tubas.brightonpalestine.org
Tubas, Jordan Valley
Bristol (campaign to send computers to Palestine)
Marda - Web site - Nakba Conference April 2008 (Video)
|Gaza City and Marda.
- Bristol schools
Something from YouTube.
Cambridge Palestine Forum - www.campalsoc.org
Camden Abu Dis Friendship Association (2003)
Abu Dis - Contact
Camden - Contact - www.camdenabudis.net - Visit Reports
- Facebook group
Aims - "CADFA’s objects are to promote human rights (as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent United Nations conventions and declarations) and respect for international humanitarian law in the area of Abu Dis, a region of Palestine, by all or any of the following means:
Providing support to and relieving need among the victims of human rights abuses and infringements of humanitarian law and their families, in Abu Dis."
- Raising awareness of human rights and humanitarian issues relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in general and to the situation of Abu Dis in particular;
- Researching and monitoring abuses of human rights and infringements of humanitarian law in Abu Dis;
- Educating the public about human rights and humanitarian law;
- Promoting public support for human rights and the observance of humanitarian law;
- Working to eliminate abuses of human rights and infringements of humanitarian law in Abu Dis;
- Working to obtain and promote redress for the victims of human rights abuses and infringements of humanitarian law in Abu Dis and their families;
Deheisheh Camp, Bethlehem.
www.annadwa.org - International Centre Bethlehem
www.peacenter.org - Bethlehem Peace Centre
www.bethlehem-city.org - Municipality web site
Rich Wiles, photographer- www.richwiles.com
Dundee Nablus Twinning Association (November 1980) Official Twinning
Contact (1) (2) - www.dundee-nablus.org.uk
Nablus - Visit Reports
Excellent Powerpoint presentation
Web - zajeel.org
Municipality web site - www.nablus.org
Project Hope is a Canadian Charity mainly working in and around Nablus.
Exeter - Hebron Twinning Association (November 2005)
Contact - www.exeterpsc.org.uk
Falkirk and District - Antonine Friendship Link (2003)
Contact - www.antoninefriendshiplink.co.uk
Aims - "Practical help and support to the Palestinian community of Jayyous through ongoing fundraising, eye witness"
A Friendship Link was suggested after Scottish Friends of Palestine held their Conference in Falkirk as there appeared to be widespread local interest in the Palestinian cause.Contact was made with the village of Jayyous in the West Bank as Jayyous, like the town of Falkirk, was once occupied as a Roman Garrison town – hence the ‘link’.
Glasgow - Bethlehem Link (October 1992) Official Twinning
Web site from a Glasgow group
Hackney Beit Surik Friendship Forum (November 2005)
Contact - www.beitsurik.net
Beit Sourik / Bayt Surik / Beit Sureik / Beit Sureek
Sabastia (near Nablus). Visit Reports
Haringey Justice for Palestinians (March 2006)
Contact - www.hjfp.org.uk
Aizaria / Bethany
Nahaleen, near Bethlehem.
Ramallah. An official but dormant link that has been resurrected. Contact
About the Hounslow Ramallah link
Jerusalem Old City
Aqbat Jabar camp, near Jericho.
Kensington & Chelsea Friends of Palestine
Old City of Jerusalem
Leicester Friends of Bethlehem
Contact Tel: 0151 709 2407.
Llanidloes in Mid Wales
As Sawiya, near Nablus.
Luton Friends of Battir (March 2006)
Aims - "To support projects in Battir and to organise delegations to and from Battir"
Article / Press Release
Newcastle Qalqilya Friendship Association
Contact - Web site
Newham - Jenin
Jenin - Visit reports
Contact - Facebook - Web site
Oxford Ramallah Friendship Association (August 2002)
Contact - www.oxford-ramallah.org
Tel; 07739 729 214
Reading - The Friends of Wadi Fuqeen (February 2004)
Contact - Ernesto can be contacted on 01635 864017 -
Husan, near Bethlehem.
South East London
Stirling, Scotland. Visit reports
Contact - Blog
Swindon (July 2006)
Contact - Swindon Link article - This is Swindon article (September 2007)
Beit Fajjar, near Bethlehem.
Aboud, near Ramallah.
Tower Hamlets - Twin Jenin (October 2004). Renamed Tower Hamlets Friendship Association (July 2008).
Contact - www.towerhamletsjenin.org
Aims - "To raise profile and make meaningful contacts throughout groups, organisations, individuals etc. in Tower Hamlets with people and organisations in Jenin, to develop projects together".
Kobar - north of Ramallah
Watford Friends of Salfeet
Monthly meeting, last Thursday of the month at Watford Friends Meeting House, 150 Church Rd., Watford at 7:30 pm.
Contact; Clive (07766 452665)
West Lancashire Friendship Links with Al Walaja
Palestinian towns and cities websites - www.palestine-net.com
Bethlehem group doing good work - www.lajee.org
- Is your town / city twinned with a community in Palestine ? www.lgib.gov.uk
Article about twinning with Israeli towns and cities - www.haaretz.com
Have we missed one? Please contact us.
Useful link if your community is twinned with a town near Jerusalem -www.humanitarianinfo.org (pdf file)