Articles, news, campaigns and events about Balata Refugee Camp


Feb 11, 2012, 11:46am FOR
The Fellowship of Reconciliation has been advocating nonviolence and peaceful resolution of conflict since World War I. One of the ways we at FOR practice building bridges of understanding among nations is civilian diplomacy. International civilian...
Feb 10, 2012, 2:52pm FOR
Current FOR status: Discontinued. This is an archive of FOR’s work from 2008 to 2014. In 2011, the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Task Force on the Middle East in collaboration with Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb and the Shomer Shalom Network...
Oct 12, 2011, 3:59pm Lynn Gottlieb
For the Jewish community, it is the celebration of the fall harvest. For the Palestinian community in Israel, it is the season of the olive harvest. Below you will find reports of violence around Nablus, where I worked during the month of September...
Oct 7, 2011, 5:44pm Lynn Gottlieb
Getting between Palestine and Israel is challenging, even for someone who possesses an American passport. To visit Jerusalem from Beit Sahour where we are staying, our small artist delegation takes a cab to the Separation Wall for 20 shekels where...
Sep 29, 2011, 9:32am Lynn Gottlieb
The process of creating the mural in the courtyard between four houses in Balata refugee camp involved gaining the support and excitement of key community leadership, especially from the families living around the courtyard. One of the houses...
Sep 22, 2011, 4:17pm Lynn Gottlieb
Mustafa is a 29 year old filmmaker, graduate of Al Najah University, resident of the old city of Nablus where he lives in a house hundreds of years old. We went to a coffee and hookah shop overlooking the demonstration that was taking place in...
Sep 19, 2011, 4:24pm FOR
“It’s so quiet when the power goes out. The ever-present fans slow, the light shifts and I notice the windows and the flash of a plane overhead. Less than 20% of Kabul has electricity. We’re the lucky ones. We only lose it a couple...
Sep 18, 2011, 12:56pm Lynn Gottlieb
Thirty-three-year-old Ayaash manages the Yasmeen Hotel in the heart of the old city of Nablus. He tells us the lower part of the building is five hundred years old while the upper story was built about 20 years ago minus the planned third story...
Sep 14, 2011, 2:48pm Lynn Gottlieb
The past several days Jared, Dara and I have been working with the UNWRA girls schools associated with Balata Refugee Camp on the first stage of the mural project. We asked the group of young women about 13 years old chosen to work with us to share...