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Series of Articles on Genealogy and Family History and its Importance to the Palestinian People

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 09.04.2012:


Background to the articles

This series of articles on Genealogy and Family/Oral History, its importance for the Palestinian people, and its applications in education, tourism and community development was originally developed by Leyla Zuaiter for the Genealogy and Family History Webiste of the Arab Educational Institute-Open Windows (AEI) in Bethle(...)

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Videos and Video Clips of Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 07.04.2012:

The Artas Folklore Center hopes to make its own video soon. In the meantime, we have gathered a few videos and video clips from the web for you. Note that the Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival (2007) was the most ambitious in recent years. Begin explorations below image.

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The most recent festival, the Eighteenth Annual Artas Lettuc(...)

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Photo Essays on Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 07.04.2012:

There are plenty of photos of Artas for you to discover on In case you are in a hurry, we've listed a few for you to start with below the image.

A photo essay of the Fourteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival begins here:


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Select Bibliography on Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 07.04.2012:

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There is a huge body of scholarly literature on Artas dating back to the early twentieth century.More recently, Falestin Naili, Virtual Scholar in Residence, has written many works reviewing older works and breaking new ground. In fact we were quite surprised to find the Artas Folklore Center itself under her scholarly lens.Below is only a(...)

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Resounding Success of The Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival, April 12-15, 2007

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 06.04.2012:

By Leyla Zuaiter

An estimated 5000 Palestinians and foreign visitors converged on the village of Artas just south of Bethlehem for the Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival. Milling around the village for hours before the official opening, the throngs made their way past the newly acquired goat-haired tent, where some of them would later sit and listen to the rababa, then down a nar(...)

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