The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project


  • The people of Gaza suffer

    Palestinians warm themselves by a fire inside a house, which witnesses said was damaged in an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip last week. Joyce F. Guinn, Milwaukee […]

  • Veena Brekke, December 19, 2012 On Sunday afternoon, December 16, citizens of the Madison area were fortunate to hear a presentation by Iyad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer and leader in […]

  • WORT 89.9 FM 6:00-6:30 pm MRSCP member Michele Bahl will be interviewed about the struggle of Palestinian prisoners and other issues raised in her recent trip to Gaza. For current […]

  • Craft and Cookie Sale to benefit Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem Saturday, December 15 Memorial Memorial United Church of Christ 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg [Map] 9 am 12 pm Annual […]

  • Sunday, December 16 Memorial United Church of Christ 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg 2:00 pm [Map] Trailer "5 Broken Cameras" from Guy Davidi on Vimeo. Iyad Burnat is head of the […]

  • Memorial Library, Room 126 UW-Madison [Map] 7:00 pm An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in […]

  • TSELA BARR AND MICHELE BAHL | members, Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, Cap Times, Nov 22, 2012 Picture this normal scene: Teenage boys are playing soccer in front of their house […]

  • Yasmin Mogahed, Nov 19, 2012 For Jennifer Loewenstein, April 19, 2002 was a “waking nightmare”. She stood silent at the edge of the camp, in disbelief–and horror. Listening to the […]

  • Demands End to Siege in Gaza and Justice for Rachel Corrie Ongoing Attacks in Gaza Underscore Urgent Need for Human Rights Defenders in Occupied Palestine Washington, DC | | […]

  • Why Gaza Must Suffer Again

    The Four Guilty Parties Behind Israel’s Attack JONATHAN COOK, November 19, 2012 Nazareth — A short interview broadcast by CNN late last week featuring two participants – a Palestinian in […]

  • John Quinlan, WORT 89.9 FM – A Public Affair, November 19, 2012 On Monday November 19th, host John Quinlan was joined in conversation with visitors from a peace delegation sponsored […]

  • Breaking Truce, Israeli Strikes Kill "Moderate" Hamas Military Chief, Palestinian Civilians in Gaza Democracy Now!, November 15, 2012 Israel is threatening to launch a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip […]

  • On the day that the Interfaith Peace Builders delegation (with four women from Wisconsin) safely left Gaza, Israel’s attacks began … please read the following message and watch the news. […]

  • An Ongoing Terror

    Michele Bahl, Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, November 14, 2012 Yesterday we visited the Gaza Community Mental Health Program. Since the siege, which started in 2006 when Hamas won the election, […]

  • 2012 Gaza Delegation Photos

      Michele Bahl and Tsela (Carol) Barr of the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project entered Gaza through the Rafah Crossing on November 5, 2012 as part of a 21-member delegation from […]

  • Interfaith Peace-Builders, November 5, 2012 November 5, 2012 – Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB) is pleased to announce that our 21 member delegation to the Gaza Strip passed safely through the Rafah […]

  • Veena Brekke, Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, October 31, 2012 On October 28th we departed the beautiful city of Nazareth to visit Palestinian towns, villages, farms and spend two nights in […]

  • Interfaith Peace-Builders Delegation Arrives in Israel/Palestine Interfaith Peace-Builders, October 23, 2012 October 23, 2012 – Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB) is pleased to announce that our 32 member delegation to Israel/Palestine arrived […]

  • Daoud Nassar: “The most effective way to reach peace is meeting people face-to-face. It’s possible to resolve grievances in a nonviolent way.” Palestinian farmer and Tent of Nations representative speaks […]

  • Miko Peled, activist and author of The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine The Pyle Center 702 Langdon Street University of Wisconsin-Madison [Map] 7:30 pm In 1997 a […]

  • Arab Voices, KPFT 90.1 FM, September 26, 2012 mp3 audio file Jennifer Loewenstein Political activist and Faculty Associate in Middle East Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is an […]

  • BARB OLSON, Cap Times, Aug 31, 2012 The verdict in the civil lawsuit against the state of Israel for the killing of peace activist Rachel Corrie more than nine years […]

  • WORT 89.9 fm | Madison WI, 30 August 2012 On Thursday August 30th, Allen Ruff interviewed Craig Corrie about the recent verdict from an Israeli Judge regarding his daughter, Rachel […]

  • I am not permitted to live with my wife in the country of my birth YOUSEF MUNAYYER, New York Times, May 23, 2012 Washington I’m a Palestinian who was born […]

  • The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project has a library of films about Palestine available for free public showings or household viewing. We can also help introduce the films and facilitate discussion. […]

  • Anderson Auditorium Edgewood College 7:00 pm Diyar Dance Theatre of Bethlehem: 40 talented, enthusiastic and committed dancers, male and female, of different age groups and backgrounds. The vision of Diyar […]

  • ABEL KERSHNER and FARES AKRAM, New York Times, April 1, 2012 The woman, Hana Shalabi, 30, from the northern West Bank, was the second Palestinian this year to have challenged […]

  • The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project invites you to the Third Annual Rachel Corrie Commemorative Benefit Dinner Sunday, March 18, 5:00 pm The Nile Restaurant [Map] 6119 Odana Road, Madison, WI […]

  • “What We Saw, What We Can Do” April 12, 2012, 7:00 pm 180 Science Hall, UW-Madison Campus Book signing to follow Dr. Mads Gilbert, one of two Norwegian doctors who […]


    Children at the Tuyar Al-Jena Kindergarten in Rafah turn on the tap Here in Wisconsin we’ve hardly been hibernating. So much is happening at the state and local level, to […]