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Rosa DeLauro’s H.R. 2407 Stance Lacks Moral Courage

By email letter dated January 22, 2020, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro explained why she removed her co-sponsorship of H.R. 2407.  This pending legislation introduced by Congresswoman Betty McCollum and currently co-sponsored by 23 additional Congresspersons prohibits U.S. funds granted to a foreign country from being used for the military detention, interrogation,...
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Messages from Palestine

  Greetings from Palestine, Last fall our family had an unforgettable journey to the United States, we have been generously invited by the Tree of Life Organization to share our music, and to spread the joy of the Palestinian culture. We really enjoyed every moment as it was a delight...
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Holy Days and Holy Nights: End of Year Reflections

During this past holiday season, for those who celebrated Christmas and Hanukkah, in the candlelight of our Menorah and Christmas trees, we remember that all the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. During this season, I also contemplated the “Night Journey” of the Prophet...
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Fall Speaker Series | October 2019

How can we be the answer to this question?   Will there really be a Morning”? Is there such a thing as “Day”? Could I see it from the mountains If I were as tall as they?   Oh, some Scholar! Oh, some Sailor! Oh, some Wise man from the...
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TOLEF’s Siraj Awards Presented for 2019

Each year at our Tree of Life annual meeting, we present our Siraj Awards to those who have distinguished themselves by their volunteer spirit. In their own quiet ways, they have helped to strengthen the work we do. The Arabic word “Siraj” means torch, and it’s good to remember those...
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Direct from the Refugee Camps

Tree of Life Educational Fund Westmoreland UCC Mideast Committee and the 2019 North America Nakba Tour invite you to The Exiled Palestinians Stateless Palestinians from the Camps in Lebanon   On May 14, 1948, as Zionist leader David Ben Gurion was proclaiming a Jewish state in Palestine, his troops drove...
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