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Handmade Leaders

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 08.08.2008:

By Basel Mansour

The last few years have witnessed a substantial increase in youth leadership programmes funded by foreign donors. These activities generally aim to nurture a new generation of enlightened Palestinian leaders. The political agenda driving these programmes is not so difficult to envisage, and youth clubs and unions are enticed to participate through several incentives, a(...)

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Inspiring Community Activism

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 08.08.2008:

By Khaled A. Islaih

We live in challenging times. The world around us is changing very rapidly. The World Watch Institute - an independent research organisation known for its analysis on critical global issues - reported in its new 2008 state-of-the-world review, “the world is very different, physically and philosophically, from the one that Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and other early e(...)

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International Aid System and Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 08.08.2008:

Does the International Aid System Violate Palestinians’ Rights?

By Dalia Association

Self-determination is a fundamental principle of international lawi that enshrines the rights of individuals and peoples to freely pursue their economic, social, and cultural development, and the obligation of all states to respect and promote the realisation of these rights in conformity with t(...)

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NGOs in Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 08.08.2008:

An Ongoing Evolution of Palestinian Civil Society Organisations

By Maha Abu-Dayyeh

In the absence of an accountable state for its own people, Palestinian society has a long-recorded history of indigenous organisation and mobilisation to address the basic needs of the Palestinian collective. This began before the turn of the twentieth century with organising along tribal and fami(...)

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Sumud – Resistance in daily life

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 16.07.2008:

Toine van Teeffelen and Fuad Giacaman

In:

Challenging the Wall: Toward a Pedagogy of Hope

Edited by Toine van Teeffelen

Illustrations by James Prineas, Leo Gorman and Alrowwad Cultural and Theatre Training Center

“Culture and Palestine” series, Bethlehem, 2008

Hope can find powerful expression in symbols. Gaining a central place in Palestinian politic(...)

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The story of sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 16.07.2008:

Lecture at the conference about The Future of Palestinian national identity, Inash al-Usra, El-Bireh, 21-23 March 2008

By Toine van Teeffelen/Arab Educational Institute, Bethlehem

Narrating identity

Stories help to develop and express identity. They create a people, a place and a history. Conversely, denying identity is taking away one’s story.

Much of my professi(...)

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Palestine in Education – an annotated bibliography

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 08.03.2008:

The following is an annotated list of publications on the subject of "Palestine in Education" compiled as part of a project of AEI-Open Windows, YMCA-East-Jerusalem and Ittijah - Union of Arab-based communities in Haifa.

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY WEST BANK, EAST JERUSALEM AND GAZA

PALESTINE IN EDUCATION PROJECT

AEI-Open Windows, YMCA-East-Jerusalem/Advocacy Desk and ittijah (...)

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Jerusalem’s Shifting Demographic Profile

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 18.12.2007:

A statistical reading of the city’s demographic map

Luay Shabbaneh

Source:

The Jerusalem Quarterly

Summer 2006

Issue 27

This article will present a reading of social and demographic transformation in Jerusalem in comparison with both Israeli residents of the same city, and West Bankers.1 This analysis is based on statistics derived from a variety of l(...)

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Body and Ideology: Early Athletics in Palestine (1900 – 1948)

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 18.12.2007:

Issam Khalidi

Source:

Jerusalem Quarterly

Summer 2006

Issue 27

Prior to 1948, there were some 65 athletic clubs in Palestine; approximately 55 of them members of the Arab Palestine Sports Federation (APSF).1 Jerusalem and its environs alone boasted some 18 clubs (half of these were established in the ‘40s). These clubs had a tremendous impact on the lives of(...)

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The Wall and Palestinian education

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 13.12.2007:

Here are PDF files of an important study about Palestinian education, Palestinian children and the Wall:

Facing the Wall [pdf]

Palestinian Children Speak About the Israeli Separation Wall

By: Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

Negotiating the Present and Historicizing the Future [pdf]

Palestinian Children Speak About the Israeli Separation Wall

By: Nadera Shal(...)

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