Associations

Bethlehem Academy of Music

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 04.07.2008:

Promoting Palestinian and International Cultural Ties through Classical Music Efforts of the Bethlehem Academy of Music

Cultural activities within any society - whether East or West - have a similar purpose: namely to foster a sense of not being alone in this world and to overcome barriers and borders. This serves to enhance the international awareness of humanity and is important for (...)

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The Virtual Gallery at Birzeit University

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 04.07.2008:

Braving Artistic Isolation

By Vera Tamari

What is Palestinian visual art? This question is very difficult to define. Is it the art produced by artists in the occupied territories? Is it the art created by those born of Palestinian parents but who have lived all their lives in the diaspora? What would make an artwork be categorised as Palestinian? Is it the art that carries at it(...)

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Yaboos Productions

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 04.07.2008:

Windows Open to the Wind ... A Heritage Deeply Rooted

By Khaled El-Ghoul

Out of its belief in the richness of diverse and pluralist cultures, Yabous Productions has maintained a strong presence through networking with other cultures. Yabous firmly acknowledges the creative and deeply needed interchange with the world’s cultures based on diversity, pluralism, equality, and mutual(...)

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Bethlehem Peace Center: Symbol of Art and Culture

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 04.07.2008:

By Jihan Anastas

Culture serves to manifest society’s values, heritage, identity, and ideals. It encompasses a source of pride and self-determination. Culture defines the values needed for people to conceptualise the means towards achieving development. Through cultural-exchange activities and arts, the principles of human rights, justice, peace, religious tolerance, gender equality, a(...)

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Zajel, An-Najah University

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 24.06.2008:

Zajel is the Arabic word for a carrier pigeon: a symbol of communication and a symbol of peace. The Zajel Program offers a peaceful way by which Palestinian youth can be part of their cause. We seek to answer the misunderstanding and unawareness of people in the West, by representing Palestinian youths in a positive way and by acting as ambassadors for the Palestinian cause.

The Zajel (...)

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Shatha Group: Walking in Nature

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.05.2008:

By Saleh Abdel Jawad

A former Israeli prime minister used to say that he envied the Palestinians because they have patience despite the hardships of their daily life and because Palestinian labourers, when it’s time to eat, sit on the ground, take out their food, and share it.

If you happen to become a member in Shatha Group, which is a non-profit Palestinian association that pr(...)

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St John Eye Hospital

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.05.2008:

2008 Gaza Emergency Appeal

The children of Palestine face many barriers to their future. But we are determined to make sure blindness isn’t one of them.

Blinding eye disease is ten times more likely to occur in Palestine than in developed societies - it especially affects young children and the elderly. Long-term effects are economic as well as humanitarian.

The charitabl(...)

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Palestinian Motor Sports and Motorcycle Federation

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.05.2008:

Palestinian Grand Prix?

Imagine a thousand young Palestinians converging on a square to watch nearly 40 men and women driving their cars one after the other around a homemade track to see who is the fastest. The crowd is roaring, music is blaring, and you’re wondering if you’ll be that one unlucky person who gets hit by a car spinning out of control. Yes, at best you’re probably thinki(...)

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Palestine Karate Federation

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.05.2008:

By Omar Shtayyeh

Accredited and licensed by the Ministry of Youth and the Palestinian Olympic Committee, the Palestine Karate Federation was established in 1973. Its basic charter was adopted in Beirut during the same year and modified in Gaza in 1995. The Federation is also a member in the World Karate Federation.

The Palestine Karate Federation works to create a large base of (...)

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Palestinian Tennis Federation

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.05.2008:

Tennis in Palestine

By Issa Rishmawi

In 1994, Mrs. Samar Araj Mousa, the head of the athletic department at Bethlehem University, and Mr. Issa Rishmawi introduced the first national Palestinian tennis tournament. Many players from all over Palestine participated in this tournament, which has become a regular annual event.

The Palestinian Tennis Association (PTA) was found(...)

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