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Twinning Association

رابطة توأمة نابلس دندي


Education under Occupation & AGM

Photo of Douglas Chalmers

Talk by Douglas Chalmers

Douglas is originally from Dundee and is President of the University and College Union (UCU). His visit to Palestine at the end of last year was with other trades unions with an interest in education. They visited a variety of schools including some in Nablus.

Douglas will report on his experiences and the difficulties of educating a growing population while living and teaching under military occupation.

We hope you can join us for this talk and our AGM on Tuesday 11th June at 6:30pm

Tuesday 11th June 6:30pm
Committee Room 1,
14 City Square (near Marryat Hall)
Meeting starts at 6:30pm and will finish by 8:30pm.

Free event, all welcome (only members may vote). Refreshments

DNTA Concert 7th July 2019

Palestinian musicians

Young Palestinian Musicians

A group of young Palestinian musicians will give a concert in Dundee to raise money for Palmusic UK, the charity that is supporting Omar, Tibah and Lourdina with scholarships to study at top British conservatoires:
 Lourdina Baboun, violin
 Omar Saad, viola
 Tibah Saad, cello
 special guest pianist, Iyad Sughayer

Playing Mozart and Mahler piano quartets, and Arabic folk music arranged by the ensemble.

DNTA has sponsored this event organised by Palmusic UK. Please join us at 7.30pm on Sunday 7th July
St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, 1 High Street, Dundee DD1 1TD

All welcome, free entry; donations welcome. All donations will go to Palmusic to support the education of young Palestinian musicians.

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Naila and the Uprising

Film poster

7th March 2019

Julia Bacha’s documentary of Naila and the Uprising displays the central role Palestinian women played in the First Intifada of the late 1980s, when women stepped into the arena of political and social organising. The film depicts an iron-willed woman promoting the role of non-violent struggle for Palestinian self-determination.

Thursday 7th March at 6:30 for 7pm
Hannah Maclure Centre, Abertay University
Bell Street, Dundee DD1 1HG
Free event no need to book

Festival programme

From Palestine to Dundee University

poster for the event

Anniversary Lecture 2018

Wendy Alexander – Vice-Principal (International)
Sharon Sweeney – Student Funding Officer

Hear how the University of Dundee is bringing students from Nablus and Palestine to study for advanced degrees in Dundee. The students are supported by humanitarian scholarships and the British Council.

We will hear the stories of these Palestinian students and how Dundee is forging closer links with An Najah National University in Nablus.

Thursday 22nd Nov 2018 at 17:45
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee DD1 5EN

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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:

Current projects

Children in traditional Palestinian dresses

Schools twinning

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)

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