The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

Headers and Backgrounds

An Israeli attack on a U.N. school in Beit Lahiya using white phosphorus, Gaza, January 17, 2009. (Muhammad al-Baba)
Gaza 2035: Netanyahu unveils regional business plan,” The Architect’s Newspaper, May 21, 2024
“U.S. silent as global condemnation of Israel’s Rafah offensive grows,” The Washington Post, May 25, 2024
Ramadan 2024, Gaza (Playgrounds for Palestine)

Beit Lahia in northern Gaza, Dec 27, 2023

The return of the SJP Palestine Encampment on UW-Madison Library Mall, May 1, 2024 11:51 am
A petition demands that Amazon and Google cut ties with the occupation,, October 14, 2021
Imad Abu Shtayyah, We Shall Return, c. 2014 | Wissam al-Jazairy, Death Screams

Madison Celebrates Palestine and the Olive Harvest, October 15, 2023

Madison Celebrates Palestine and the Olive Harvest, October 15, 2023 (Photo: Ka Lok O)

231 Palestinians were killed this year. These are their stories.
December 31, 2022

Room No. 4 Gallery, Madaa Silwan Center and War Child Holland, November 1, 2015

Demanding Freedom For Shireen Issawi, Roots To Resistance: A Project About Art Activism And Global Connection, October 15, 2015

Madison Gaza Demonstration
, The International Socialist Organization (ISO), July 19, 2014

A Palestinian man waits to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on June 17, 2014. (Abed Rahim Khatib/NurPhoto)

Egyptian authorities partially reopened Rafah border crossing, Gaza’s main window to the world, on Tuesday for two days, Palestinian border officials said. Since the overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in July 2013, the authorities have largely kept the crossing closed, only opening it partially for limited periods of time, on humanitarian grounds.

End $30 Billion of Military Aid to Israel, Visualizing Palestine, 2013

Interfaith Peace-Builder Delegation to Gaza, October – November 2012. Michele Bahl and Tsela Barr of the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, with Cindy and Craig Corrie and others. (Photo by Maya Harris)

An Israeli flare lights up an area on the edge of Gaza City after a day of heavy clashes between Hamas fighters and Israeli forces on January 5, 2009 (MAHMUD HAMS – AFP – Getty Images)

Palestinians protest at the Rafah-Egypt border
, “My Visit to the Gaza Concentration Camp”, Agustín Velloso,, August 22, 2008

Erez Crossing, Gaza
, The Electronic Intifada, May 29, 2005

General Union of Palestinian Women — Rafah, Madison-Rafah Sister City Project delegation to Rafah, January 2005

Italian peace activist Nicola Arboscelli, a friend of slain 21-year-old British peace activist Thomas Peter Hurndall, talks with his family in Italy. April 12, 2003 in the Rafah refugee camp, Gaza Strip. (Abid Katib/Getty Images)

Hurndall, a member of the International Solidarity Movement, was shot by Israeli troops April 11, 2003 while helping Palestinian children in Rafah. The graffiti memorializes Rachel Corrie, also a member of the International Solidarity Movement, who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer March 16, 2003 in the Gaza Strip.

Background image “al Najjar bullet holes” from #ObliteratedFamilies