Community Resources

Khalidi Library – Jerusalem

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 14.05.2006:

A Hidden Treasure

By Jocelyn M. Ajami

In the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City, a stone’s throw from the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, stands the Khalidi Library. Located on Tariq Bab al-Silsilah, or Chain Gate Street, the library might go totally unnoticed by a passerby, but it is the largest and finest private Palestinian library, and one of the largest private collection(...)

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The Arab Educational Institute-Open Windows (AEI): Worthy Resource and Partner for Palestinian Tourism

Contributed by Paltour News on 18.03.2006:

submitted by Paltour News 02.03.2006

By Leyla Zuaiter

A few minutes from Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity on Milk Grotto Street, is a veteran institution which deserves to be better-known. Its unique multi-stranded programs aimed at developing and communicating Palestinian identity, incorporate many activities allied to the fields of tourism and recreation. In the AEI’s view,(...)

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Family History Based Tourism: Case in Point– Artas Folklore Center, the Twelfth Annual Lettuce Festival, April 7, 8 and 9, 2006, and Palestine-family.net.

Contributed by Paltour News on 18.03.2006:

submitted by Paltour News 02.03.2006

The village of Artas, near the Solomon’s pools just south of Bethlehem ,enjoys a particularly rich and varied tangible and intangible heritage, which has been studied by local and foreign scholars almost continuously for over one and a half centuries--thus earning it the distinction of the most studied village in Palestine, and providing it with muc(...)

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Issaf Nashashibi Center for Culture and Literature

Contributed by IssafNashashibi Center For Culture And Literature on 18.03.2006:

About Our Center



Inaugerated on July 15, 1999, the Issaf Nashashibi Center for Culture and Literature presents various performances, exhibits and activities, such as musical concerts, drama, poetry evenings, popular embroidery, and drawings

The center has also(...)

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Domestic Tourism: Mazra’a Qibliyeh Heritage and Tourism Center Offers Rural Hospitality to Seventy-four Palestinians from the Arab Educational Institute/Bethlehem

Contributed by Paltour News on 14.03.2006:

By Leyla Zuaiter

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On Sunday, December 4, the new Heritage and Tourism Center of the village of Mazra’a al Qibliyeh welcomed its first two bus-loads of guests. These consisted of seventy-four Palestinians from the women’s, parents’ and children’s groups of the Arab Educational Institute-Open Windows (AEI) from Bethlehem. Out for a day of spiritual and physic(...)

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Palestine Hotels

Contributed by Yusef Daher on 08.03.2006:

http://www.palestinehotels.com/

Has researching your roots made you want to come visit the home of your ancestors? What took you so long? Palestine has a large selection of hotels for you to chose from, including some as in the picture above that were once a family home.

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The Educational Bookshop -Jerusalem

Contributed by Imad Muna on 03.03.2006:

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We have the widest selection of books on Palestine of interest to the family historian, researcher, tourist or just about anybody else: memoirs, vintage photography, books on Palestinian tribes, clans and families, historic novels, poetry, reference works on Palestine, cookbooks, guidebooks, maps, dictionaries, proverbs, CD's and cassettes to learn Arabic(...)

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The Arab Educational Institute-Open Windows (AEI): Worthy Resource and Partner for Palestinian Tourism

Contributed by Yusef Daher on 02.03.2006:

By Leyla Zuaiter

A few minutes from Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity on Milk Grotto Street, is a veteran institution which deserves to be better-known. Its unique multi-stranded programs aimed at developing and communicating Palestinian identity, incorporate many activities allied to the fields of tourism and recreation. In the AEI’s view, every Palestinian should be able to serve as(...)

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Family History Based Tourism: Case in Point: Artas Folklore Center, the Twelfth Annual Lettuce Festival, April 7, 8 and 9, 2006, and Palestine-family.net.

Contributed by Yusef Daher on 02.03.2006:

The village of Artas, near the Solomon’s pools just south of Bethlehem ,enjoys a particularly rich and varied tangible and intangible heritage, which has been studied by local and foreign scholars almost continuously for over one and a half centuries--thus earning it the distinction of the most studied village in Palestine, and providing it with much documentation on all aspects. Its unique (...)

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Homecooked Palestinian Meals from the Artas Folklore Center’s Kitchen

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 02.03.2006:

A mouthwatering meal in a historic building overlooking the Convent of the Enclosed Garden and the Artas Valley is a great way to end a gentle ramble, break up a full day hike, or simply as an end in itself. You can take away if you prefer to eat in nature. Sample Menu from Muna's Kitchen (2006 prices)

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Price per person (NIS)

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