Meet the Palestinian Marathoners! A benefit dinner for Rebuilding Alliance

Start: Sunday, October 16, 2016 6:00 PM

End: Sunday, October 16, 2016 9:00 PM

Host Contact Info: Questions? Call (650) 651-7165 or email

Rebuilding Alliance and the Palestine Coalition cordially invite you to a benefit dinner on Sunday, October 16th to hear eight Marathoners from Palestine
describe their 'Race to Recognize Palestinian Villages'.
This is a benefit to cover the runner's trip expenses and build Rebuilding Alliance's advocacy to keep Palestinian Villages standing.

Earlier in the week, the Palestinian runners will personally deliver letters to the Vice Presidents at Google Maps, Waze, and Apple Maps requesting the companies place hundreds of missing Palestinian villages on their maps.*

Come hear these marathoners from Palestine's Right to Movement, the organizers of the annual Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem. These young professionals and students train in the West Banks' Area C, where the missing villages are located.   Theirs is truly a Race for Recognition because according to the Israeli human rights group, B'Tselem, more Palestinian homes, schools, barns and water systems were demolished in 2016 than in any year in the last decade. As Israel's cabinet speaks of annexation, adding the missing villages to Google Maps, Waze and Apple Maps is an important step to assure the villages will remain standing and will have a future.

This will be an inspiring evening celebrating sport and perseverance. Rebuilding Alliance is central in the U.S. effort to keep the Palestinian village of Susiya standing — we've held over 105 briefings with Congressional staff. To stop the surge of demolitions underway, we must do more.     Your presence, your insight, your energy is sincerely appreciated!

If you or your group would like to co-sponsor this benefit dinner, please call 650 651-7165 or email us at


* Mapping matters. Although Google and Apple say that mapping the occupied West Bank is not a priority, Google, its subsidiary Waze, and Apple mapped the Israeli settlements which are illegal under U.S. and international law. What a difference it makes to see the land as it really is, with all the missing Palestinian villages!   We'll need Congressional help to get CEO action, so come to dinner and also, please CLICK HERE to ask your Members of Congress to help.