Thursday, October 18, 2012

Newsletter 10/3/2012

Palestine On My Mind
N e w s

Google Street View to Feature West Bank Settlements

Bedouin Village in Negev to be Destroyed, Jewish Settelment to be Built On Site

Child and Youth Arrested During Night Raid

Politics Department -
"Middle East Challenges Confronting the Next Administration"
featuring David Ignatius, Associate Editor and Columnist for The Washington Post
Recipient of the 2012 Lawrence J. Hall Award for Outstanding Contributions by an American Journalist to our Understanding of the Middle East
Thursday, October 11, 2012
5 p.m. Nau 101

Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation
The Know Thy Heritage Leadership Program
3rd Annual Delegation to Palestine
June 25-July 10, 2013

Explore & Live Palestine!
The Selection Committee will consider applications from highly motivated Palestinian Youth in the Diaspora, aged 18-25. 
Applicants over age 25 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Don't wait--Reserve YOUR space now! 

 APPLY NOW by sending an e-mail to, indicating your name, phone number, address, date of birth, profession, which of your parents is Palestinian, and how you heard about KTH .

Click HERE to watch our video KTH 2011!  

What alumni said about their experience:

"For the first time, I felt really connected. This trip was everything I had expected and more." 

"Here I was, returning home. There is no greater feeling in the world." 

"I wanted a chance to understand not only myself but my family. I feel that everything makes sense to me now." 

"Awesome. Eye-opening. I'm moved to action."  

"I am walking away with 40+ new brothers and sisters." 

"I have never felt prouder to be Palestinian." 

"I don't even want to go home right now. I AM home."  

"This culture is definitely something I want to pass down to my grandchildren...especially after this experience."  
  • Meet Palestinians your own age from all around the world
  • Learn from civic, business and religious leaders and opinion makers within the Palestinian community
  • Learn about various business and technological initiatives
  • Visit Palestinian universities and youth centers
  • Tour museums and cultural centers
  • Attend folkloric and cultural nights
  • Worship and explore the importance of Holy Places
  • Visit the various cities of Palestine
  • Join various established youth activities, such as summer camps
  • Visit with local Palestinian families
 For more information on this program and to watch our inspiring video from 2011, click this link to visit us online, or contact Chiara Cardone, Program Coordinator for Know Thy Heritage, Bethesda, MD, United States Office at or (301) 951-9400 ext. 210

HCEF is a Charitable 501 ( C ) 3  organization committed to the presence and well-being of Arab Christians in the Holy Land, and to developing the bonds of solidarity between them and Christians elsewhere. Visit us online at; 1-866-871-HCEF. 

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