Village Needs Library and Chance to Thrive

by Rebuilding Alliance


When the Israeli High Court ruled in favor of this village, they built a kindergarten. The Japanese, Belgian Embassies helped build 2nd Floor. It will be a library – they need books, librarian!
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The village of Al Aqabah, a Palestinian Village in Area C of the West Bank, dreams of becoming a hub for learning. Their kindergarten and school attracts students from miles around. They want their library and children’s discovery center to do the same. They own their land without question and have filed a master land use plan w the Israeli authorities. Building permits have been unattainable so far – and there’s lots of good reason why retroactive permits should be granted.


Named for the 12th century Islamic philosopher from Spain who argued rationalism over fundamentalism, this remarkable library needs books, computers, and stipend to hire the librarian.

Long-Term Impact

In addition to the Rebuilding Alliance, 17 embassies and UN agencies invested in this peaceful village and are advocating to save it. The library will bring thought, science, art to a place that brings the world together for peace.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Rebuilding Alliance

Location: Burlingame, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Donna Baranski-walker
Executive Director
Palo Alto, CA United States

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