NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2021

New Administration. New opportunities. Read this story and how Project Rozana is expanding on many fronts globally and in the region.

EDITORIAL COMMENT

The new Biden Administration intends to put support for projects between Israelis and Palestinians back on the table. Kenneth Bob, Chair, Project Rozana USA talks about this commitment of the US Government. Encouraging closer people-to-people relationships in health, is a welcome outcome for Project Rozana.

EUROPEAN UNION SUPPORT FOR CHILD PSYCHOLOGISTS BEGINS

A significant grant from the EU Partnership for Peace program has guaranteed the only training program for Israeli and Palestinian child psychologists in the Middle East. This is headed by Dr. Shafiq Masalha and Prof. Esti Galili-Weisstub, pictured above.

PROJECT ROZANA INTERNATIONAL IS SWISS BOUND

Project Rozana is aiming to become an international development organisation. It is working on formally establishing Project Rozana International as a Swiss Association, with a permanent presence in Geneva.

A MILLION REASONS TO CELEBRATE PROJECT ROZANA

The Australian Government has gifted US$1,000,000 to the Palestinian Authority for COVID-19 relief after representations by Project Rozana. Australia’s Foreign Minister, Senator Marise Payne (pictured above) and Health Minister, Greg Hunt, actively facilitated this gift.

PEACE ONE STEP AT A TIME

Project Rozana is partnering with the Hebron-based Green Land Society for Health Development to support Palestinian adults and children living with disabilities. This project between Israeli and Palestinian communities, and institutional stakeholders will be known as ‘Rehabilitating Peace’.

NURSING MISSION TO GAZA

The founders of Nurses from the Middle East, Naela Hayek and Julie Benbenishty PhD (above) from Hadassah Hospital in Israel, are providing ICU training for Palestinian medical personnel. It follows an urgent request from the Ministry of Health in Gaza to Project Rozana last December.

NEW MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Professor Sir Edward Byrne AC has joined Project Rozana’s International Advisory Council. Current members include Tim Costello AO, Prof Saleem Haj-Yahia, Martin Indyk and Mark Sofer.

NEW APPOINTMENTS TO THE BOARD OF PROJECT ROZANA ISRAEL

Three new appointments have been made to the Board of Project Rozana Israel, including Dr Janan Faraj Falah. 

NOAM TAMIR AT THE HELM OF PROJECT ROZANA UK

The race in 2020 to provide life-saving ventilators for the Palestinian health system brought supporters in the UK to the Project Rozana family. That association has now been formalised.

NEW APPOINTMENT FOR PROJECT ROZANA USA

The most recent addition to the board of Project Rozana USA is a man dedicated to building bridges between Israelis and Palestinians through health. We are pleased to introduce Dr Robert J Stillman.

THE NEWSLETTER STORIES
EDITORIAL COMMENT
EUROPEAN UNION SUPPORT FOR CHILD PSYCHOLOGISTS BEGINS
PROJECT ROZANA INTERNATIONAL IS SWISS BOUND
A MILLION REASONS TO CELEBRATE PROJECT ROZANA
PEACE ONE STEP AT A TIME
NURSING MISSION TO GAZA
NEW MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
NEW APPOINTMENTS TO THE BOARD OF PROJECT ROZANA ISRAEL
NOAM TAMIR AT THE HELM OF PROJECT ROZANA UK
NEW APPOINTMENT FOR PROJECT ROZANA USA

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CREDITS. Pictures of President Biden, come from Wikimedia Commons. The image with the flag is by Gage Skidmore, Surprise, AZ, USA. The other shot is an official White House Photo by David Lienemann. Swiss picture is by Nadine Marfurt, on Unsplash.

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