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Guide Palestinian films

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 05.06.2012:

I would like to share with you a recent online publication from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), a Guide to Palestinian films and film institutions.

We hope you will find it useful in your own work. Please share it with colleagues, students, librarians, and anyone who might be interested in Palest(...)

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Post-Nakba Euphemisms and Humour

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

Post-Nakba Euphemisms and Humour Al-Hijrah, Salamah, and Wadha

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

If I had no sense of humour, I would long ago have committed suicide.

Mahatma Gandhi

To build a house outside the refugee camp is a critical decision. Almost seven decades have passed since the hijrah, the forced migration, and over three g(...)

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The Role of Palestinian Women in the Media

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 08.03.2012:

By Nisreen Awwad

TWIP, March 2012

Perhaps the most dramatic outcome of the twentieth century has been the reformulation of the cultural awareness of societies. The means of mass media have been instrumental in precipitating tremendous change in the social mind-set of people, to which even the Palestinian society, despite its existing harsh economic, political, and social conditi(...)

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Adnan Musallem, interview about sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 10.12.2011:


Associate professor and former Dean of Arts at Bethlehem University, Dr Adnan Musallam teaches in its Department of Humanities. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in the contemporary history of the Arab world and the Middle East. He has conducted research and published widely on the contemporary history of the (...)

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Walid Mustafa, interview about sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 10.12.2011:


Dr Walid Mustafa is associate professor in the department of humanities at Bethlehem University and its former Dean of Arts and Dean of Students. Dr Mustafa received his Ph.D. from Kiev State University in the Ukraine and has authored numerous publications about history, society, demographics and politics in the region. He is board member of the Arab E(...)

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Nora Carmi: interview about the meaning of sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 07.12.2011:

“Sumud is More Than a Concept”

Nora Carmi is coordinator of the community development and women’s programs at Sabeel, the Palestinian Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem.

I think of sumud more than just a concept, as I see our being as a gift of God. This means that life is sacred. Because of this beautiful gift, we have to do our best to live abundantly. The basic princip(...)

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Abdelfatah Abu Srur, interview about meanings of sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 26.11.2011:

The sumud interview series explores the meanings of the concept of sumud, or steadfastness


Abdelfatah Abu Srour is director of Al-Rowwad (the pioneers), the cultural and theatre training center at Aida camp in Bethlehem.

Let me give you a quick summary of what sumud is. Sumud is continuing living in Pal(...)

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Sumud and the Wall conference

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 12.11.2011:


30 April - 1 May, 2010

Conference program

Venue: Bethlehem University, Furno Hall

Initiators: Oxford Brookes University (UK), Paris-Est University (France) and the Arab Educational Institute (Palestine)

Academic partners: Al-Quds Open University and Bethlehem University (Palestine) and Utrecht University (Netherlands)



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The ‘Palestine Paper Leaks’ and the Sacralization of Jerusalem City Space?

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 28.10.2011:

Autumn 2011,47

Behind The News Full Article PDF

Jerusalem Quarterly

The ‘Palestine Paper Leaks’ and the Sacralization of Jerusalem City Space?

Salim Tamari

Even before the crusades, Jerusalem had an enchanting hold on people’s imagination. Visitors imposed their aspirations, inner anguish, and dreams on what they saw as an eternal sacred city, whereas the w(...)

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Inter-religious learning manual about drama in Palestine

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 26.10.2011:

Drama in interreligious education

as a method of learning

Theoretical background and practical activities

2nd by the author full re-edited version: March 2010

From: David Clement

Dipl. Social Education Worker

Mail to:

Arab Educational Institute (AEI – Open Windows)

Bethlehem, October 2009 – March 2010


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