After five years as chairman Amin Ghazal, on the left, is pleased that Wil

Verheggen after five years will now wield his chairman’s hammer.

Wil accepted the task without any hesitation saying: “I know your objectives;

you left a kind of last will for me and I will carry it out. I was one of the

founders of the Stichting Vrienden van Nazareth 36 years ago. Together with

the board I am now willing to work on its dissolution."



The Foundation and the board are grateful to Amin for his loyal efforts over the past five years. Amin Ghazal was our enthusiastic chairman all these years. We are grateful to him for his administrative efforts and his concern for a good cooperation with and a responsible transition process towards SANA Foundation, our NGO in Israel.



The board of the Foundation now consists of three members: Wil Verheggen, chairman, Els Schots, secretary, and Hanneke Heisterkamp, treasurer. .


To allow Palestinian youngsters, preferable women, to study in their own country by means of scholarships. To draw attention to and ask support for the Palestinian minority in Israel.


The board meets every two months. Its main activities are, keeping close contact with the students, with the board of the Sana Foundation, their contactpersons in Israel and fundraising for the scholarship project. FRIENDS, the newsletter for ‘Friends ‘ and benefactors of the Foundation, is published every six months.

Our audited annual report is published every year. The issues of FRIENDS and the website are the media used by the foundation to go public. Thus it continues to draw attention to and ask support for the Palestinian minority in Israel. Read about the Policy targets of 'Stichting Vrienden van Nazareth'in their Policy Plan 2020-2022

ANBI and Chamber of Commerce

Foundation Friends of Nazareth is a so called ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling). Fiscal number: 816038375.


Therefor, your donation is deductable from Dutch taxes if the total of donation in a year is more then 1% of your total income or there is a private deed between you and the foundation that describes your donation.


The statutes of the Foundation, set up 26 November 1985, are registered with the Kamer van Koophandel (Chamber of Commerce) in Tilburg. (RSIN: 41096728)



Stichting Vrienden van Nazareth

P.O. Box 2255

5001 CG Tilburg



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'Palestinian women, empower their future'

Gerdien Wolthaus Paauw



December 2021


Annual report 2021


Palestinian women

by Fatmeh Kassem


Policy Plan 2020-2022




What does the foundation do in close collaboration with SANA Foundation?


Fundraising for the scholarship project


Report about "the other Israel" via FRIENDS contactletter since 1989.