The mission of Project Rozana continues.
“Seven years ago, Project Rozana began with a simple mission: to build bridges between Israelis and Palestinians through health. This year, that mission took on greater urgency as COVID-19 began to infect and then kill an increasing number of people in both communities. We were bystanders to an evolving catastrophe.”
Response to our COVID-19 Palestinian Emergency Ventilator Appeal has exceeded our expectations in so many ways. Not the least of which is the way that donors in the United Kingdom, an unofficial affiliate, have risen to the occasion.
OUR MAN ON THE GROUND
There is no playbook for COVID-19. No set of rules that allows us to navigate with ease the incredible destruction the pandemic is causing to societies and to individuals. What we do know is that the need is obvious and growing, and someone has to take charge. For Project Rozana, that person is Dr Raed Mansour, a man of impeccable credentials.
US APPROVES $250m TO ADVANCE DIALOGUE
The US House of Representatives has endorsed the Middle East Partnership for Peace Act, which will deliver US$50 million a year over five years to Israeli-Palestinian coexistence programs and for Palestinian business development.
VOX ROZANA IN THE TIME OF COVID
Project Rozana and online news service Plus61JMedia co-hosted a webinar in late July to review the latest news from Israel and Palestine around the dramatic rise in coronavirus-related infections and death.
WHEELS OF HOPE KEEP TURNING
The number of Palestinian patients seeking treatment in Israel has returned to pre-COVID-19 numbers. This is a very pleasing outcome as the lack of access to Israeli medical services for many Palestinians had the potential to severely compromise their physical and mental health.
NEW DIRECTOR BRINGS BITE TO A BOARD HUNGRY FOR ACTION
You can never accuse Jacqueline Pascarl of being a shrinking violet. The outspoken community activist, author, documentary filmmaker and media identity has dedicated her adult life to giving voice to and achieving rights for those who have been marginalised or whose lives are at risk.