Joint Canadian-American Delegation Hosted
In cooperation with the Holy Land trust Association; Zajel Youth
Exchange Program hosts a joint Canadian-American academic
delegation which included students and professors from different
universities, the delegation visited the Palestinian Territories
to study the current political and economical situation and in
order to monitor the Israeli aggressions and violations of the
Palestinian citizens’ rights.
The delegation was introduced to Zajel Program and the Palestine
Media Unit of Zajel and the constant of efforts on the field of
media and international relations and improving the Palestinian
image in the western media.
tour to the old city was later organized in the company of Zajel
volunteers, the delegation visited different sites of the city
especially those parts affected by the continuous Israeli
invasions in addition to visiting some old architectural sites.
The twelve member delegation then visited Yafa Cultural Center in
Balata Refugee Camp; they met its Administration members who gave
information about the camp, its population, the historical
background of the camp and its establishment after 1948, and the
deportation from their original villages and towns, and the
current political and economical situation.
This visit and similar ones are organized as part of the efforts
made by the local NGO’s and Zajel to bring westerns and people
from around the world to get to know the reality of the
Palestinian situation and spread it around the world to influence
popular public opinion.