The importance of strengthening our Palestinian presence and maintain our
historical rights in Jerusalem cannot be over-emphasized as the late Faisal Al-
Husseini once put it: “The existence of Palestinian organizations in Jerusalem is
a reflection of the Palestinian people’s existence.”
Relying almost entirely on grants our resources are very limited. As an
institution located in East Jerusalem we are subject to the Israeli legal system
that in itself is a financial burden in terms of minimum wages, ancillary wage
costs, pension schemes, high rents, etc. - costs funders or donors are hardly
Against all odds and monetary pressures, however, PASSIA remains steadfast
in the city and committed to continue its longstanding work in dialogue, policy
research, education, information and publication, as well as its extensive
involvement in the question of Jerusalem.
Your donation will help PASSIA to maintain its presence and voice in Jerusalem
and sustain its work.