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Dundee–Nablus

Twinning Association

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News

Palestine and Israel – Britain’s role, then and now

Event postponed

We must sadly confirm that, after consultation, this event (planned for Tuesday 17th March) has been postponed due to Covid-19 concerns. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our attendees and community very seriously. We will reschedule after the summer.

The Dundee-Nablus Twinining Association and The Balfour Project are very disappointed and hope you will see everyone later in the year.

Questions and discussion

A significant opportunity to hear leading speakers address how British history influences current challenges in Palestine. Three people

In the 1917 the British Government's "Balfour Declaration" set in chain events which have resulted in what was then Palestine becoming today's State of Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Britain's role in the region still matters today. Our panel of speakers will sketch Britain's role and explore how Britain can take a responsible position in today's world.

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Stitching Palestine

Women and embroidery

Palestinian Women and embroidery

In this film (directed by Carol Mansour) twelve Palestinian women talk of their life before the Diaspora, of their memories, of their lives and of their identity. Their narratives are connected by the enduring thread of the ancient art of embroidery. Drawn from disparate walks of life, they stitch together the story of their homeland, of their dispossession, and of their unwavering determination that justice will prevail.

After the film, Carol Morton led a discussion. She spoke about how and why she became a founder of Hadeel. Through the Hadeel shop and website, Carol offers support for Palestinian women through trade in UK sales of embroidery and crafts.

Friday 6th March 2020 6:30pm-8:30pm
Lecture Theatre 2
Dalhousie Building
Old Hawkhill, Dundee DD1 5EN

Trekking Palestine 2019

Trekking guide overlooking hills

David and Marilyn Woodhead

David and Marilyn Woodhead recently walked in Palestine to raise money for MAP (Medical Aid for Palestinians).

Their talk explained how they came to be supporters of Palestinians and undertook this 100km trek through the West Bank.

They also spoke of George Abdo, a son of Nablus. He is a remarkable, humble man who despite overwhelming difficulties spent his life helping others and never looking for recognition.

Thursday, 20th February 2020 at 5:30pm
Madigan’s Tea Room
25 Castle Street, DUNDEE

Six Day War testimonies from Nablus

Booklet cover

It is 50 years since the Six Day War of 1967, the invasion of Nablus and the start of an occupation which continues to this day.

The invasion was a terrifying experience for the people of Nablus. We asked six people to recall their memories of that time - they make very moving and compelling testimonies.

Our booklet with these testimonies is now available online

Read our booklet here (or as a PDF)

Older news

You can also read about some of our Older news and events

Some of the included items:

  • AGM 2016
  • Convener's report 2016
  • Palestinian literary festival 2015
  • Embroidery project 2014

About DNTA

Welcome to the Dundee-Nablus Twinning Association

We encourage friendship and understanding between the people of Nablus and the people of Dundee.

We welcome members who share our objectives. So for enquiries, to leave comments about the website, or to join the Association, please email our secretary, Mike Whitehead: secretary@dundee-nablus.org.uk

Current projects

Celebrating 40 years

It was in 1980 when Dundee District Council (as it was then) took the historic decision to twin with Nablus. We have a great programme of activities and visitors from Nablus planned as a celebration of this link between our two cities.

The main Festival of Nablus will take place in Dundee between 30th May and 12th June 2020. Further details will be posted once contributers and venues have been confirmed.

Schools twinning

Children in traditional Palestinian dresses

As part of the studies of Global Citizenship, pupils in Dundee are making contact with pupils in Nablus. They will be able to discuss their lives in their different cities, their favourite activities and their hopes.

Child Trauma Recovery - Nablus

Our project is training school counsellors in Nablus to deliver effective relief for trauma. They will be using the acclaimed manual on complex grief and trauma developed by the Children and War Foundation of Norway. Training will be delivered by Dr Ian Barron of the University of Dundee through the Palestinian Centre for Applied Research in Education (CARE). We are appealing for funding for this project.

Poster for the film premiere

Our films about the people of Nablus shows the city and lets you hear about their lives in their own words. Making this film celebrated 33 years of twinning between Dundee and Nablus.

Read more about our films

Nablus our Twin City

A portrait of Nablus with comments from many of its citizens.

Full 20 minute film

Nablus our Twin City Schools Edition

This shorter version was prepared for use in schools.

Schools Edition (11 mins)

Dundee our Twin City

Reflections on Dundee & Nablus from two Palestinian young men: Rami Issa and Rafiq Zein Eddin.

Reflections on Dundee (7 mins)

Join us

If you share our objectives we would love to have you as a member.

Contact our Membership Secretary
or fill in our Membership Form

Speakers

We provide speakers for local community groups. Several topics and formats available.

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Friendship and Understanding

We promote friendship and understanding between the people of Nablus and the people of Dundee.

Young people from Dundee and Nablus
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FONSA

Friends of Nablus and Surrounding Areas

A Scottish charity which supports Palestinians in and around Nablus.

FONSA