Donate to Support Sabeel Jerusalem!

Posted on Apr 25, 2018

After his home was demolished in Silwan, Jerusalem, 10-year-old Issa took me on a tour of his mangled swing set, pointing out that the Israeli army had left behind bulldozers for future demolitions. He explained the moral stand he takes in the face of this violence: “Corporations build cages. They place a price on the sacred… But peace is not for sale.”

Neither is his Jerusalem home. As Issa says of Israel’s actions to displace Palestinians like him from the city, “Jerusalem is like a dove. It belongs to no one.” In his chest, a dove flaps its wings. Presented with the tools for resistance, Issa wraps himself around the dove, that spiritual center that compels a just peace.

Together, we stand in solidarity with Palestinian people. We honor the sabeel, the source. And we stake our claim in the truth that, amid corporate and military claims otherwise, the doves are simply not for sale.


Will you join me in supporting the Palestinian struggle to protect the sacred? Your donation this Easter season will go directly to Sabeel Jerusalem and send a message to the world: Jerusalem is not for sale.

Read the full appeal here


Kali Rubaii
Development Coordinator
Internship Coordinator
Friends of Sabeel, North America



“… Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves.”

—Matthew 21:12