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For democracy, peace and development in Jerusalem

Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) is a German non-profit organization for democracy, peace, and development. The political foundation is funded by the German federal parliament Bundestag, headquartered in Munich and has an office in Jerusalem. 

In Jerusalem, it contributes to better understanding in the Middle East Peace Process and sustainable development of rural regions including environmental awareness. The Foundation has worked in Israel since 1979 and in the Palestinian Territories since 1994.

HSF is associated to the conservative and Christian-democratic political party Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) and a member of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies. It is named after the former CSU Chairman and Prime Minister of Bavaria, Hanns Seidel.