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Twinning with Palestine

The Britain - Palestine Twinning Network - "promoting twinning and friendship links"

Activities for the network in 2011 include * Women's visit - March * Twinning Conference in Palestine - April * Visits to Palestine April and October * Conference in Liverpool - November.

Well done Manchester University Students Union - after a concerted effort by Zionists to undo the Twinning with Beir Zeit University, the racist motion submitted was defeated by an even bigger margin at one of the best attended meetings of the Union -

Universities in Gaza

Al-Aqsa University -

On Tuesday morning, 16 March 2004, Israeli occupying forces destroyed the educational studies campus of al-Aqsa University, located near al-Shuhada (Netzarim) junction, south of Gaza city. Full story available here

Al-Azhar University -

Gaza bomb kills university lecturer (Big News Network, 30th Nov 2004)

- Islamic University of Gaza -

Universities in the West Bank

- Al-Quds University, Jerusalem -

Al-Quds University is situated in East Jerusalem; its campus is torn in half by the apartheid wall going through the middle of its campus itself, as if their financial worries were not enough.

The Foundation for Al-Quds University Medical School (FQMS). The principle charitable object of FQMS is "the advancement of education of the public in the field of medicine and in particular for the advancement of all aspects of the work of the Medical School at Al-Quds University."

Degree of separation (Guardian, 30th Sept. 2003)

Urgent Appeal for support

- American Arab University of Jenin -

Michelle Plunkett, who teaches English at the American Arab University of Jenin (AAUJ) in the Occupied West Bank in Palestine would like her students to get in touch, via email, with young people and others from different parts of the world. Please contact Michelle if you would like to adopt a Palestinian Pen Pal from Jenin.

- An-Najah National University -

An-Najah National University is one of the oldest and most respected universities in Palestine. It is located in Nablus, at the heart of Palestine. The University is proud to have an ever growing body of students that now stands at approximately 10 000, with 600 staff and faculty members. Most of the students and faculty members are native to Palestine.

Contact details; Saed J. Abu-Hijleh, Director of Public Relations for An-Najah National University.

The Impact of the Imposed Israeli Occupation Siege on An-Najah National University Students: A devastating collection of testimonies by students to routine beatings, humiliation and racist treatment at the hands of the Israelis

- Bethlehem University -

"In discussions with our colleagues in the trade union representing Palestinian university teachers, a proposal has emerged to initiate a pilot twinning programme with Bethlehem University. Local associations whose institutions have relevant disciplines and/or funding that could help go towards providing resources for an effective twinning arrangement, are asked to nominate themselves for this exercise" (AUT Circular) Note: It is official AUT (Association of University Teachers) policy to support twinning with Palestinian universities

- Bir Zeit University -

Bir Zeit University has an active twinning campaign with which the Student Unions of Edinburgh and Stirling Universities have already twinned with. It most notably runs its Right2Education Campaign through its website which is an excellent resource.

Stirling students twin with Birzeit Statement by Scottish PSC on October 19, 2005

Friends of Bir Zeit University A charity based in the UK that seeks to seeks to "support education at Birzeit University" and to uphold its right to academic freedom

- Hebron University -

Hebron University has suffered from repeated closures by the Israeli army, well documented by Christian Peacemaker Teams. For instance, on 10th June 2003 the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) welded shut the main gate of Hebron University at 2:00 AM, resuming the fifth month of a six-month closure, and declared the area a closed military zone. The IDF turned away the students at the gate in the morning and fired percussion grenades at them. The IDF then imposed a strict curfew on the surrounding neighbourhood. Students have constantly re-opened the gates in order to attend their classes, only to have them welded shut again by the IDF

Palestine Polytechnic University (Hebron) -


Open University -

A new initiative by Al Quds University, Jerusalem

Bethlehem Bible College -

Towns with Universities or colleges

Abu Dis (Jerusalem) – Al Quds Uni

Alazariyeh – OU

Ar Ram - Al Ummeh

Bethlehem - OU

Bethlehem Bible College -

Bethlehem University -

Dora OU Study Centre

Hebron (Al-Khalil) – Open University -

Hebron - Palestine Polytechnic University (Hebron) -

Hebron - Hebron University -

Jenin – American Arab University of Jenin -

Jenin – Open University -


Jericho OU Study Centre

Jerusalem – Ibrahimiyeh College

Jerusalem – Open University -

Nablus – An-Najah National University -

Nablus – Open University -

Qalqilya – OU

Ramallah – Bir Zeit University -

Ramallah – Nursery college

Ramallah and Al Bireh – Open University -

Salfit - OU

Tubas - OU

Tulkarem – Open University -

Yatta OU Study Centre

Contact us

Events in 2011

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Women's Tour March 2011

Conference Palestine April 2011

Conference - Liverpool November 2011

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Help us develop the Twinning with Palestine network

Group Membership - Supporters

Join the Twinning with Palestine Groups facebook page for the latest news and events.

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Would you like to visit Palestine? We regularly organise tours to Palestine. Book for the October 2010 tour now!

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Greeting Cards (Eid / Xmas)

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Enjoy Palestinian music and food.

Maramia Café – The Taste of Palestine, 48 Golborne Road, London W10.  (nearest tubes Ladbroke Grove / Notting Hill Gate).

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The Israeli Apartheid wall "security barrier"

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Zaytoun Olive Oil

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Getting there - Airlines activists use

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