Donations via Bank in East Jerusalem

* Beneficiary: Jeel al Amal
* Bank name: Bank
  Mercantile Discount
* Bank number: 17
* Branch name: Salah
   Eddin Street, East
  Jerusalem, via Israël
* Branch number: 638
* Account nr: 40346
* Swift nr: BARDILIT
* IBAN: IL 77 0176 3800
  0000 1403 941

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Donations via
Stichting Jeel al Amal

From the Netherlands

* IBAN: NL74 TRIO 0212 4877 79
* Beneficiary: Stichting
  Jeel al Amal

Jeel al Amal is considered to be an Institution aimed at the Public Interest by the Dutch fiscal authorities. Gifts are tax deductible.

Gifts will be used to help finance the camp for boys who have no home to go to during the summer holidays and for the maintenance of this website.
From other

Transfer of money in Euro’s to Jeel al Amal from a private account in another EU-country is possible free of charge through telebanking.

IBAN: NL74 TRIO 0212 4877 79
* Beneficiary: Stichting
  Jeel al Amal

The new logo

of Jeel Al Amal

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Promo video: The Generation of Hope


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Last updated 2010 - 11 - 19

A dream made visible

Volume 3 - JEEL NEWS - Issue 1
February 19th 2010

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In the pictures

Left: Drawing on Jeel al Amal, 1972.
Right: new logo, 2010

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To all friends of Jeel al Amal

In 1972 Basil Sahhar, together with Alice, made a drawing of two boys working together. They carry an open book on a lectern. But it is also a torch with a flame and a brilliant shining sun. On an elegant band you see: “Jeel al Amal” in Arabic and English.

There is more text on it. You can decipher the year: 1972. In that year Basil and Alice left Jerusalem with their children. They went to live in Bethany. In an adjacent house they started Jeel al Amal: a home and school for twenty homeless boys. Within one year they were one hundred.


This drawing makes the dream of Jeel al Amal visible and was therefore used as logo ever since. But a logo should be clear at a glance, and the many details made this impossible. Without all these details, the heart of the logo comes across much better. Therefore this new version was accepted by the board as the logo of Jeel al Amal.

In this logo you can see the inspiration of Basil: “A good education is the best weapon”.  And you feel the passion of Alice, that boys will grow up into mature people with an open mind who, in cooperation with others, can develop all their talents.

The logo shows Jeel al Amal as a warm and loving nest, where a new generation grows up, full of hope for a future in which people may live together in peace.

    Ton van den Ende