1986 - 1997 

Over the years, the Foundation has learned a lot about the 'other Israel'. It is becoming increasingly clear that the 'democratic' state of Israel is putting one in five of its citizens at a disadvantage in many areas of social life. That is why we have been committed to this, mostly forgotten group ever since. In order to offer new perspectives to young Palestinians, the Foundation takes the initiative in 1989 to set up the scholarship project.

‘Nazareth’ is the name given to the Foundation as a symbol of the well over 1.5 million Palestinian citizens of Israel, 20% of the overall population.

Before the Scholarship Project starts, Nana is the first student with a scholarship from the Foundation. She follows her training as a nurse in the Netherlands and lives in Tilburg with Siny. In 1988 the first Contact Letter is published, in 2003 also in English. The Contactletters appear to be the pre-eminent way to inform Friends and donors about the life and study of scholarship students.

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