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Palestinian education and the Wall

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 13.12.2007:

For an interesting article about Palestinian education and the Wall in the Scottish Educational Journal: see the PDF file:

www.eis.org.uk/public.asp?id=219

Author is Dr Hala Yamani of Bethlehem University, Deptm. of Education.

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Media Coverage of the Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 09.06.2007:

Media Coverage of the Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival

(Links to articles follow below)

Many camera crews and journalists from Palestine and members of foreign media were spotted in the crowd at the Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival. Given the ephemeral nature of radio and television—and more to the point, the fact that we were too busy with other festival matters(...)

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Half a Century of Palestinian Folk Narratives

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 05.01.2007:

By Dr. Sharif Kanaana

Traditional Palestinian Narratives

Traditional Palestinian narratives can be defined as the types of narratives told by Palestinians who lived in the period of time leading up to 1948, the beginning of the ‘Nakbeh’, in a more or less stable, homogeneous, and settled, peasant agricultural society. This tradition is known to us from at least three different s(...)

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The Role of Women in Museum Management

Contributed by Bethlehem Arab Women's Union on 16.10.2006:

By Julia Dabdoub

President of Arab Women's Union, Bethlehem

Article prepared on the occasion of the ICOM conference held in Amman, Jordan from the 26th – 30th April 1994.

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The description in this report of the founding and of the running of "The Old Bethlehem Home" provides an example of the role of women in museum management.

The old (...)

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Resilience in the Palestinian Occupied Territories (1)

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 03.09.2006:

RESILIENCE IN THE PALESTINIAN OCCUPIED TERRITORIES (1)

Toine van Teeffelen, Hania Bitar and Saleem Habash

A focus on resilience is an extremely useful angle for looking at the mental health situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT: the West Bank, Gaza and East-Jerusalem). On the one hand, Palestinians there are dealing with a broad range of adversities and psycholo(...)

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Oral and social history (Palestine included)

Contributed by Terra Sancta School For Girls on 02.09.2006:

New Jordan Research Institute

Conference on Social and Women’s History

August 16-18, 2005

Amman, Jordan

ORAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY:

PERSPECTIVES ON THE STATE-OF-THE-ART

by

Thomas M. Ricks, Ph.D.

Department of History

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

USA

“History is a process, an argument, and is compos(...)

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Resilience in the Palestinian Occupied Territories (2)

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 26.06.2006:

RESILIENCE IN THE PALESTINIAN OCCUPIED TERRITORIES (2)

Toine van Teeffelen, Hania Bitar and Saleem Habash

THE STORY OF PYALARA

Pyalara was established in 1999, initially with the aim to serve a Palestinian youth audience as a youth media and communications–oriented non-governmental organization. It was an initiative by a group of youth journalists who were determined to g(...)

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Media and Palestine

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 26.06.2006:

THE MEDIA AND PALESTINE

Toine van Teeffelen

As a guide and consultant living in Bethlehem, Palestine, I have regularly coordinated visits of groups of Westerners coming over to see Palestinian reality with their own eyes. Almost always those visitors felt afterwards that what they saw did not correspond with the image of Palestinian reality they had before. Somehow the impact an(...)

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Sumud as Palestinian value

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 23.06.2006:

SUMUD REVISITED

Paper presented at the Celebrating Nonviolence Conference in Bethlehem, December 27-30, 2005

By Toine van Teeffelen, Arab Educational Institute-Open Windows, Bethlehem

COMMENTS ARE WELCOME: tvant@p-ol.com

Historical meaning of sumud

Who does not know and who is not startled by the stories of Palestinian civilians whose houses have been demoli(...)

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Article about why Palestinian community stories are terribly important

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 23.06.2006:

(Ex)communicating Palestine: From Bestselling Terrorist Fiction to Real-Life Personal Accounts

Toine van Teeffelen

Studies of the Novel, Vol 36, number 3 (Fall 2004)

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[This text is relevant for PFN in so far it analyzes the need for developing stories about Palestinian daily life, including diaries, for the purpose of "communicating Palestine" effect(...)

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