In Memory of Dr. Naseer Aruri

WASHINGTON, D.C. (13 February 2015) – The Jerusalem Fund mourns the passing of Dr. Naseer Aruri, a former board member and Palestine Center Advisor. Chancellor Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and internationally recognized Middle East expert, Dr. Aruri died Tuesday, February 10, at the age of 81 from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.  

Jerusalem Fund Executive Director Resigns

WASHINGTON, D.C. (22 December 2014) – As of 20 December, 2014, our Executive Director Yousef Munayyer has resigned in order to pursue other goals and interests. The Jerusalem Fund will be sad to see him go. We wish Mr. Munayyer the best of luck in all his future endeavors.

How Much Longer?

UNRWA (17 January 2014) – How much longer must children suffer from hunger? How much longer must women die in childbirth for lack of medical care? How much longer must we be barred from the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus and the many thousands of desperate and vulnerable civilians caught up in Syria’s conflict? How much longer will we allow such unimaginable civilian suffering?

The Palestine Center Releases Report on Israeli Settler Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. (14 February 2012) – Today the Palestine Center released a comprehensive report on Israeli settler violence against Palestinian civilians and their property in the West Bank. The report, “When Settlers Attack,” is comprised of data gathered over a span of seven years, from 2004 to 2011, that includes over 3,700 separate incidents of settler violence. It provides analysis as to why, how and when Israeli settler violence occurs.

Palestine Center Condemns Attack on Aid Boats

Palestine Center Condemns Attack on Aid Boats FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Yousef Munayyer ymunayyer@palestinecenter.org (202) 338-1290 WASHINGTON, D.C. (1 June 2010) – The Palestine Center condemns in the strongest terms the killing of civilian activists aboard aid boats destined for blockaded Gaza at the hands of Israeli commandos which took place Sunday evening. The aid […]

The Jerusalem Fund Dedicates Palestine Diabetes Institute in Al-Bireh, Palestine

The Jerusalem Fund Dedicates Palestine Diabetes Institute in Al-Bireh, Palestine FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Yousef Munayyer ymunayyer@thejerusalemfund.org (202) 338-1958 WASHINGTON, D.C. (26 February 2010) – Today, The Jerusalem Fund and its partners, the National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) Foundation and Physicians for Peace, officially dedicated the Palestine Diabetes Institute in Al-Bireh, Palestine. Moving from […]

Yousef Munayyer Named Palestine Center Executive Director

Yousef Munayyer Named Palestine Center Executive Director FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Yousef Munayyer ymunayyer@palestinecenter.org (202) 338-1290 WASHINGTON, D.C. (24 September 2009) – The Jerusalem Fund Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Yousef Munayyer as Executive Director of The Fund and its educational program, the Palestine Center. His appointment became official on […]

President Obama Gives Arab-American Artist’s Painting to Iraq: Same Artist’s Work on Display at The Jerusalem Fund

President Obama Gives Arab-American Artist’s Painting to Iraq Same Artist’s Work on Display at The Jerusalem Fund FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Samar Uthman suthman@thejerusalemfund.org (202) 338-1958 WASHINGTON, D.C. (31 July 2009) – President Barack Obama gave Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq, a painting by Arab American artist, Helen Zughaib, at the White House during […]