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Sharon and my Mother-in-Law

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

February 2005

Ramallah Diaries

by Suad Amiry

Granta Books, London, January 2005, 194 pages, NIS70

‘Perhaps one day I may forgive you for putting us under curfew for forty-two days, but I will never forgive you for obliging to have my mother-in-law with us for what seemed, then, more like forty-two years.’

Sharon and My Mother-i(...)

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Live the Memories from the 19th century … in Tal es Safa

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

October 2005

Next to the hustle and bustle of the City of Ramallah - a city that has become characterized with its vibrant commercial and business enterprises, cultural environment and famous lifestyle, services, restaurants and entertainment - stands a small residential village. This village, called Tal es Safa, is situated in an exclusive residential are(...)

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Palestine & Palestinians Guidebook

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

August 2005

English translation by Carol Scheller-Doyle and Walid Shomali

Edited by Angela Godfrey and Jawad Musleh

Alternative Tourism Group, Ramallah, 2005, 443 pages.

Palestine & Palestinians is a comprehensive guidebook to what remains of Palestine both within Israel and within the currently occupied Palestinian territories. Av(...)

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Bethlehem THE CRADLE OF KINGS

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

By Munir Sansur.

This Week in Palestine

May 2005

Sansur Books, Bethlehem, 2005, 219 pages, $30.

The book traces an intimate history of Bethlehem, from its beginnings as a prehistoric settlement through to the troubled times of the First Crusade. Written by the late Munir Sansur, whose family has lived in the area for generations, The Cradle of Kings is an informe(...)

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Fifty Years of Collecting Palestinian Heritage

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

By Widad Kawar

This Week in Palestine

March 2005

Prior to 1948, every area of Palestine had a special market day on which villagers would go to the largest nearby town to shop. Saturday was market day in Bethlehem, so every Saturday from the balcony of our home I would watch a festive procession of beautifully dressed women coming from Ein Karem, Malha, Walajee, El-Khader(...)

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In the Camps

Contributed by Palestine Family.net on 04.02.2006:

http://www.inthecamps.com

Day after day the media talk about the development of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the occupation of the territories, and the logic of ever more violence. Since the beginning of the second Intifadah, the type of news shown doesn't change much. The large part of the news ignores the mass of the Palestinian people. Those who fled their land in 1948 and 1967(...)

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Paradox, Perversity and Promise

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 31.01.2006:

A Journey into Palestinian Genealogy

By Leyla Zuaiter

First published in This Week in Palestine, January 2006.


If I initially demurred when approached by Toine Van Teeffelen to give a workshop on Family History and Genealogy to the women’s group of the Arab Educat(...)

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Shelves of Memories – by Leyla Zuaiter

Contributed by Ibrahim Marazka on 17.11.2005:

The Educational Bookshop

Shelves of Memories, Shelves of Dreams

By Leyla Zuaiter

Entering the Educational Bookshop at 22 Salaheddin Street, I am embraced by almost twenty years of Jerusalem memories. Lined up neatly like books on the shelves are the milestones of the first Intifada, the hesitant hope of Oslo, the exciting build-up to Bethlehem 2000, the heartbreak(...)

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Exploring Your Personal and Cultural Identity – By Leyla Zuaiter

Contributed by Ibrahim Marazka on 17.11.2005:

Exploring Your Personal and Cultural Identity

Through Family History and Genealogy

By Leyla Zuaiter

Recognizing that the study of Family History and Genealogy has the power not only to enrich lives at the individual and community level but also to serve the interests of the Palestinian people, Arabic Educational Institute-Open Windows in Bethlehem (AEI) recently o(...)

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