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The Palestine Youth Orchestra

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 03.10.2007:

The Palestine Youth Orchestra

By Heather Bursheh

The Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO) met for its fourth season this August in Germany, as part of its first joint project with another orchestra - the “Collegium Musicum” orchestra of the University of Bonn. Since its inception by the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (ESNCM) in 2004, the PYO has met in Jordan, as a countr(...)

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The Centre for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 03.10.2007:

At a Juncture in Urban Development and Architectural Conservation

By Christiane Dabdoub-Nasser

The Centre for Cultural Heritage Preservation (CCHP) was established in March 2001 with the mission to oversee the preservation of old neighbourhoods and buildings within the towns and villages of the Bethlehem District and enhance awareness of cultural heritage in the public conscious(...)

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First Class Enters Academy of Art

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 03.10.2007:

In September 2007, the International Academy of Art Palestine opened its doors to the first class of twelve students in the first four-year programme of its kind in Palestine. The programme leads to a bachelor of arts degree in contemporary visual arts. Such a unique project is an effort to support institution and capacity building during these difficult times in the Occupied Territories. The(...)

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ArtSchool Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 03.10.2007:

ArtSchool Palestine is a structure and place for the exchange and development of contemporary Palestinian art.

The constant and persistent attempt to deny the existence of Palestine at all levels means that artists, along with all Palestinians, suffer a great deal of isolation. ArtSchool Palestine was founded in 2005 by a group of like-minded arts professionals - the A. M. Qattan Found(...)

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The Palestinian Art Court – Al Hoash

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 03.10.2007:

The Palestinian Art Court - Al Hoash has been a collaboration of thoughts and dreams that emerged into a reality due to the hard work and belief of those involved in its creation. Al Hoash is an independent non-profit organization that is based in Jerusalem. It was founded to form a core for a future Palestinian Art Museum in Jerusalem and to be a centre dedicated to the preservation and adva(...)

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Riwaq: Non-stop Evolution

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 03.10.2007:

Photo by Idioms Film, Riwaq Photo Archive

By Nazmi Ju’beh

With this Second Biennale, Riwaq is crowning sixteen years of non-stop development. When Riwaq was established in 1991, there was a clear and genuine need to protect cultural heritage in Palestine. Riwaq was the only voice in the wilderness. The message was somewhat ambiguous and, due to various factors, Palestinian socie(...)

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First Sirriyeh of Ramallah: The Bride of al-Tireh

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 31.08.2007:

By Khaled Elayan

Is the city of Ramallah in need of sports clubs? Or does it have enough clubs to accommodate athletic men and women?

In spite of the existence of firmly established sports clubs in Ramallah City, such as the First Sirriyeh Club of Ramallah, the Ramallah Orthodox Club, and the Ramallah Islamic Club, the number of youth clubs still remains inadequate in comparison(...)

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Notes on a Vanishing Landscape, by Raja Shehadeh

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 31.08.2007:

Profile Books, UK, August 2007, 211 pages, £10.99

I could sit on this rock and look at the wide valley of Wadi El ‘qda (‘the knot’) and the open hillside opposite… in between the stones there was a shiny, almost wispy layer of grass embossed with droplets of water that glistened in the sun. The lichen-covered rocks made the trickling water look black. The afternoon sun cast long shadow(...)

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PFN Volunteer in Palestine

Contributed by Miluse Tumova on 18.08.2007:

An article from November 2006

Welcome to the palestine-family website!

My name is Mila. I am a Czech volunteer who came to Palestine nearly a month ago to spend here one year (contact: aei.mila@seznam.cz, Skype-nick: aei.mila). I work at the Arab Educational Institute (AEI) in Bethlehem and the topic of my work is the documentation of the cultural heritage of the Palestinian pe(...)

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The Nasser-Jaar Genealogic Family Tree with Historical Timelines

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 13.08.2007:

The Nasser-Jaar Genealogic Family Tree with Historical Timelines, including a Biography of Issa Yaqoub Nasser.

Compiled by: Fayez (Frank) Nasser,

Toronto, Canada.

Email: franknasser@ymail.com or frankfnasser@gmail.com

(NOTE: THIS WORK IS STILL IN PROGRESS, and EDITING IS INCOMPLETE. ANYONE INTERESTED IN GETTING THE DRAFT IN MSWord Format SHOULD CONTACT THE WRITE(...)

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