Monday, December 15, 2003

American Jewish World Service

The only hope for eventual peace in Israel and Palestine is for people to come together and build trust. However, powerful forces on both sides go to great lengths to prevent contact between Israelis and Palestinians. Nevertheless, there are Jewish charities operating in Palestine as well as many other trouble spots around the world.

The American Jewish World Service, for example, has a program in cooeration with other NGOs to provide loans to women in the Gaza Strip to provide economic opportunity. More than a million dollars has been loaned out, under very difficult circumstances. Not least of the difficulties is finding economic opportunities to take advantage of, when most business between Israel and the Palestinian territories has been cut off, and neither side can visit the other.

Now I wonder whether AJWS would be interested in a program to put Simputers into Palestinian schools and refugee camps...

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