Popular Resistance in Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

A History of Hope and Empowerment

By Mazin B. Qumsiyeh

Pluto Press (London), 2011, 320 pages, $20.00

Arabic edition, Muwatin

Soon to be available in French, German, and Italian.

Over two-thirds of the 10 million native Palestinians in the world are refugees or displaced people. This reality, like all other simila(...)

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Visit Palestine

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 14.04.2012:

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Photos of Solomon's Pools and the Convent of the Hortus Conclusus can be found on a couple of pages in this lovely coffee table type book by the creators of, one of the first visually appealing and evocative websites in the Palestinian Tourism sector which appeared back in 2008. The Artas Folklore Center and the Artas Lettuce Festival is also me(...)

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Select Bibliography on Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 07.04.2012:

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There is a huge body of scholarly literature on Artas dating back to the early twentieth century.More recently, Falestin Naili, Virtual Scholar in Residence, has written many works reviewing older works and breaking new ground. In fact we were quite surprised to find the Artas Folklore Center itself under her scholarly lens.Below is only a(...)

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Artas in WALKING PALESTINE, by Stefan Szepesi

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 05.04.2012:

The Artas Folklore Center is proud to announce that a chapter has been devoted to Artas in the recent publication of WALKING PALESTINE, 25 JOURNEYS INTO THE WEST BANK BY STEFAN SZEPESI. This remarkable work is bound to increase interest in hiking in Palestine; it has an app(...)

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Beautiful Artas Notebooks for Sale

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 04.04.2012:

The Artas Folklore Center so much wants to share the special heritage of its village that it is making available special notebooks in two formats. More information below image.

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Artas Notebook:

A 40 page, 6×9 inches (15×23 centimeters) souvenir notebook featuring scenes of the village of Artas near Bethlehem and blank pages to record your impressio(...)

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Recommended Books and Articles for the Cultivated and Culturally Curious General Reader

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 31.03.2012:

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Thanks to the many scholars and others who have lived in and studied Artas, almost every aspect of the village has been studied. Here are a few recommendations for the general reader. More academic sources are provided in the entry entitled "Select (...)

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Sumud: new book

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 22.02.2012:

SUMUD: Soul of the Palestinian People: Reflections and Experiences

Toine van Teeffelen, with Victoria Biggs and the Sumud Story House in Bethlehem

Arab Educational Institute

Culture and Palestine series

Bethlehem 2012

Two central chapters:

Chapter 5. A living and human ideal

When the word ‘sumud’ began to appear in discussion during the 1970s a(...)

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Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 01.11.2011:

Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced

TWIP November 2011

By Nada Atrash

As Rochelle Davis-an assistant professor of anthropology at the Centre for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University-was involved in her research into the narrative of Palestinian life before 1948, she came across books that documented life in destroyed villages in Pales(...)

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