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People’s stories during the second Intifada

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 23.05.2006:

An Exploratory Analysis conducted on the base of stories collected at the Arab Educational Institute, Bethlehem, October-November 2000

The following is an overview of different types of stories told in the Bethlehem and Hebron region (Palestine) during what has become known as the “Al Aqsa Intifada.” Most are stories that have circulated widely within the local communities. The purpose(...)

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Khalidi Library – Jerusalem

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 14.05.2006:

A Hidden Treasure

By Jocelyn M. Ajami

In the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City, a stone’s throw from the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, stands the Khalidi Library. Located on Tariq Bab al-Silsilah, or Chain Gate Street, the library might go totally unnoticed by a passerby, but it is the largest and finest private Palestinian library, and one of the largest private collection(...)

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Of Memory and Magic, Missionaries and Museums:more than meets the “eye” in Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 25.02.2006:

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The magic of Artas begins soon after you leave Hebron Road a couple of kilometers south of Bethlehem. If the wind is just right, you can hear the clatter of hoofs and rumbling of chariots as Solomon comes into the Enclosed Garden to dally with the beloved of his Song of Songs. Cock your ear and you will hear the bark of a Tu(...)

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Live the Memories from the 19th century … in Tal es Safa

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

October 2005

Next to the hustle and bustle of the City of Ramallah - a city that has become characterized with its vibrant commercial and business enterprises, cultural environment and famous lifestyle, services, restaurants and entertainment - stands a small residential village. This village, called Tal es Safa, is situated in an exclusive residential are(...)

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Fifty Years of Collecting Palestinian Heritage

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

By Widad Kawar

This Week in Palestine

March 2005

Prior to 1948, every area of Palestine had a special market day on which villagers would go to the largest nearby town to shop. Saturday was market day in Bethlehem, so every Saturday from the balcony of our home I would watch a festive procession of beautifully dressed women coming from Ein Karem, Malha, Walajee, El-Khader(...)

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Shelves of Memories – by Leyla Zuaiter

Contributed by Ibrahim Marazka on 17.11.2005:

The Educational Bookshop

Shelves of Memories, Shelves of Dreams

By Leyla Zuaiter

Entering the Educational Bookshop at 22 Salaheddin Street, I am embraced by almost twenty years of Jerusalem memories. Lined up neatly like books on the shelves are the milestones of the first Intifada, the hesitant hope of Oslo, the exciting build-up to Bethlehem 2000, the heartbreak(...)

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Exploring Your Personal and Cultural Identity – By Leyla Zuaiter

Contributed by Ibrahim Marazka on 17.11.2005:

Exploring Your Personal and Cultural Identity

Through Family History and Genealogy

By Leyla Zuaiter

Recognizing that the study of Family History and Genealogy has the power not only to enrich lives at the individual and community level but also to serve the interests of the Palestinian people, Arabic Educational Institute-Open Windows in Bethlehem (AEI) recently o(...)

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