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Al Sanabel Center for the study of the Palestinian popular (folk) heritage

Contributed by Sanabel Center on 30.03.2007:

and Palestinian traditional culture

Introduction

Al Sanabel Center for the study of the Palestinian popular ( folk ) heritage ( Palestinian traditional culture ) was established ( 1996) in seir , a town with historic significance located about 6 km northeast of the city of Hebron . The center is registered with the Palestinian ministry of information under the number 11/ MA .

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Embroidery from Palestine

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 20.03.2007:

Shelagh Weir

This book focuses on the spectacular embroidery that flourished in rural Palestine in the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth. During this period Arab village women embellished their ceremonial costumes with a variety of materials and techniques: lustrous silk floss embroidery, intricate cord couching, and taffeta and satin patchwork. Embroidery styles v(...)

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An Najah University in Nablous

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 05.03.2007:

Education in Nablus

By Dr. Nabil Alawi

Nablus is one of the Palestinian cities that has made education a top priority since the early part of the twentieth century. In 1918, An-Najah School, the mother institution of the present An-Najah National University, was established and in 1941, the school was promoted to a college with a programme that led to a secondary-school diploma.(...)

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Mary’s House

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 18.02.2007:

The Bridgettine Sisters - Bethlehem

It is impossible to imagine that such a tranquil, splendid, and spiritual atmosphere could ever exist in the midst of the everyday chaos in the centre of Bethlehem unless you visit Mary’s House.

The sisters of the Order of the Most Holy Saviour of St Bridget have had a long and keen desire to have a Bridgettine presence in the Holy Land. Thank(...)

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Vatche’s Garden and Restaurant

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 18.02.2007:

Grand Park Street

Al-Masyoun, Ramallah

Tel. 02-296 5966

Open daily from 12 noon till midnight

Vatche’s Garden and Restaurant in Ramallah is a trendy establishment and is, not surprisingly, popular among local residents. The loungy vibe and Euro ambience in one room, the casual café atmosphere in another, and the lovely pool garden area make it a sure hit.

Th(...)

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Where to Go for Winter Warmth

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 18.02.2007:

By Leif-Erik Hannikainen

It is a widely held assumption that social activities during the winter in Palestine, especially throughout the month of December, centre on the various religious feasts and celebrations held at this time of year. Spending time with family and visiting myriad friends and relations are time-honoured traditions, and rightly so. These excursions and trips provide (...)

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The Natural History Museum

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 17.01.2007:

By Simon Awad

Palestinian natural heritage is an integral part of the Palestinian national identity. This is because of the diverse range of fauna and flora that is found in such a small area that Palestinians call home. The richness of the land’s biodiversity is linked to the variety of landscapes, climate, and its strategic location. Thus, one can say that Palestine is a natural muse(...)

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Restaurants and cafes in East-Jerusalem (tel/fax)

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 11.01.2007:

3 Arches Restaurant

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Abu-Shanab Pizza

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Al-Diwan (Ambassador Hotel)

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Al-Quds Al-Arabi

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Al-Shuleh Grill

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Amigo Emil

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Antonio's (Ambassador Hotel)

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Arabesque, Poolside & Patio Restaurants (American Colony Hotel)

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Accommodation in Bethlehem (tel.)

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 10.01.2007:

Al-Salam Hotel

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Alexander Hotel

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Andalus Hotel

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Beit Al-Baraka Youth Hostel

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Beit Ibrahim Guesthouse

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Bethlehem Hotel

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Bethlehem Inn

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Bethlehem Palace Hotel

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Restaurants Bethlehem (tel)

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 10.01.2007:

Abu Eli

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Abu Shanab Restaurant

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Al Makan Bar - Jacir Palace Inter-Continental Bethlehem

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AL-Kuz Café & Bar

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Andalos

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Baidar - Jacir Palace Inter-Continental

Bethlehem

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Balloons

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Central

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