Morbid Symptoms: The Omar Yussef Mystery Series

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 28.10.2011:

Autumn 2011,47

Jerusalem Quarterly

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Morbid Symptoms: The Omar Yussef Mystery Series

Alex Pollock

The Bethlehem Murders by Matt Rees

Atlantic Books, 264 pp, 2006, ISBN 978 1

84354 603 0

The Saladin Murders by Matt Rees

Atlantic Books, 340 pp, 2008, ISBN 978 1

84354 648 1

The Samaritan’s S(...)

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Katrina In Five Worlds/Katrina en Cinco Mundos

Contributed by Kathy Kenny on 06.10.2010:

Kathy Saade Kenny presents her book, KATRINA IN FIVE WORLDS/ KATRINA EN CINCO MUNDOS, an elegant celebration of her Palestinian grandmother's life, an immigrant woman who left Ottoman-ruled Bethlehem for pre-Revolutionary Russia, then traveled to Mexico for an arranged marriage during the Mexican Revolution, and settled in Los Angeles to become a successful business woman, changing the life o(...)

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Future Movements: Jerusalem

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 11.09.2010:

Future Movements

TWIP September 2010

City States: Jerusalem

(City States is a strand of the 2010 Liverpool Biennial’s international exhibition.)

Exhibition dates: 18 September to 28 November 2010

Curated by Samar Martha

Organised by ArtSchool Palestine

Location: Contemporary Urban Centre (Ground Floor space), 41-51 Greenland Street, Liverpool L(...)

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Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 11.09.2010:

Writing an Alternative History Hidden Histories: Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean

By Basem L. Ra’ad

London: Pluto Press, 2010, 272 pages, $35.00

TWIP September 2010

Visiting Palestine in 1867, Mark Twain was shocked by how reality confounded his Sunday-school images, and he went about satirising all the romanticised and sentimentalised fantasies that pilgrim(...)

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Surviving the Wall

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 17.12.2009:

The Roots of Palestinian Cultural Identity in Ancient Semitic Cultures

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

Emersian Publications, October 2009

395 pages, including more than 500 photographs, NIS 130

One of the characteristics of a state is the cultural identity of its citizens. The area of land which the Palestinians consider to be theirs has been reduced to less than a quarter of i(...)

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Palestine… How Are You? Photobook

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 16.11.2008:

By Osama Silwadi

Palestine, 2008

This is the latest photo book of renowned Palestinian photojournalist Osama Silwadi. This collection of photographs is unique in that it portrays Palestine in the light it should be seen in - a country, a people, a culture, just as colourful as any other on this earth.

Whereas many collections of photos have been published on and from Pale(...)

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Challenging the Wall: Toward a Pedagogy of Hope

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 21.02.2008:

Toine van Teeffelen (ed.)

Culture and Palestine Series, Arab Educational Institute,

Bethlehem, 2008

Price: 35 shekel, 7 Euro, or 9 US dollar, without costs shipment

For orders:



Mary G(...)

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Status of the Environment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 12.02.2008:

Published by the Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem (ARIJ)

Bethlehem, 2007, 225 pages.

Palestine, as it stands today, consists of two physically separated land masses, namely the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip, with a total area of 5,661 km² and 362 km², respectively. The once-fertile heights of Palestine have been denuded; barren lands and deserts hav(...)

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Dreams of a Nation On Palestinian Cinema

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 24.01.2008:

Edited, with an introduction by Hamid Dabashi

Preface by Edward Said

Verso Books, USA, September 2006, 213 pages, $24.95

Over the last quarter-century, Palestinian cinema has emerged as a major artistic force on the global scene. Deeply rooted in the historic struggles for national self-determination, this cinema is the single most important artistic expression of a much-(...)

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Return to Palestine (2006) – DVD

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.12.2007:

Documenting Ethnic Cleansing

A review by Sam Bahour

The hour-long abridged DVD version of Return to Palestine by Ed Hill is a sombre account of the slow and painful process of ethnic cleansing that Palestinians are dealing with, in full view of the international community. Documenting this horrific reality, Return to Palestine is a genuine effort to witness and disseminate the r(...)

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