The Middle East is a spectacle of controversy. The age of media and conflict through globalization has collapsed what once was suggested to be the “West Of The East,” and restructure it into an endless land of turmoil. The Middle East is a contemporary endless land addicted to peril.
The combination of religion and state in multiple societies within the Arabian Peninsula has further raised the question: “Does a solution lie within this abundant mayhem?” I personally cannot vouch for a proposal to culminate this matter, as one world of politics compensates for multiple faces of perspective. What I can resolve, however, is not political, nor existential. It is in fact fundamental. Pardon me, humanitarian is a better-suited term. The Middle East’s first leap to rudimentary justice lies in one’s giving to philanthropy.
Alongside The United States, Myanmar is the world’s largest benefactors in philanthropy. Thereafter, the following eight benefactors that compromise to innovate the world’s most “generous” nations are likewise, non-oriental. And although Western societies advocate for peace and democracy through their morals and present-day constitutions, The Amjad and Suha Bseisu Foundation alongside our partners believe in a charitable investment that has a further impact than short-term aid. We believe in the investment in education within the Middle East.
Recently, I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Henry Siegman, the president of our partners, the United States/Middle East Project in a one on one conversation over lunch.
Mr. Siegman perfectly portrayed the United States/Middle East Project’s vision and objective regarding the Middle East stating that contact and compromise with region leaders (through high intellectual standpoints on both sides) in Middle Eastern societies such as Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Palestine is crucial for their individual respective liberties.
“In Palestine, the only way for a just compromise with Israel (to regain independence in the West Bank), is if we (the West) as a collective unit put pressure on Israel to give the West Bank control of their borders and economy.” Mr. Siegman said.
He then proceeded to agree that a prominent road for this “just compromise” to be accomplished, involves a politically accurate and generally distinct education for the upcoming Palestinian generatio
From 2008-2016 alone, the United States/Middle East Project (with the partnership of The Amjad and Suha Bseisu Foundation), have aided hundreds of thousands of children's educations within Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Cairo and the West Bank as mentioned above.
Therefore my prominent takeaway from The Amjad and Suha Bseisu Foundation’s research and investment in children’s education within the Middle East and all around the world respectively, as well as my meeting with Mr. Siegman, is that a majority of our foundation’s partnered charities, if aided financially by independent benefactors and donors such as yourself, can attain education and empowerment within the Middle East’s next generation, which is undoubtedly a leap let alone a step towards more democratic and non-corrupt collective governments in what is soon to be re-reputed as the “West of The East.”
If you would like to learn more about this subject matter or seek descriptions and donation options to potentially expedite our partnered charities’ objectives such as the United States/Middle East Project’s as illustrated above, please visit the ‘Projects’ page under the ‘Get Involved’ tab on our website.