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Artas in WALKING PALESTINE, by Stefan Szepesi

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 05.04.2012:

The Artas Folklore Center is proud to announce that a chapter has been devoted to Artas in the recent publication of WALKING PALESTINE, 25 JOURNEYS INTO THE WEST BANK BY STEFAN SZEPESI. This remarkable work is bound to increase interest in hiking in Palestine; it has an app(...)

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Beautiful Artas Notebooks for Sale

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 04.04.2012:

The Artas Folklore Center so much wants to share the special heritage of its village that it is making available special notebooks in two formats. More information below image.

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Artas Notebook:

A 40 page, 6×9 inches (15×23 centimeters) souvenir notebook featuring scenes of the village of Artas near Bethlehem and blank pages to record your impressio(...)

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Selected Achievements, Events and Activities of the Artas Folklore Center since 2005

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 03.04.2012:


Artas Folklore Center founder and director Musa Sanad passes away in January, increasing the difficulties of the center.

Artas Folklore Center elects Fadi Sanad, Musa’s son, the most knowledgeable person in the village of the previous work of the Center, as Chairman of the Board.

Leyla Zuaiter begins serving as an informal advisor to the Artas Folklore Center.

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Projects of the Artas Folklore Center in Search of Partners

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 01.04.2012:

Artas has much to offer its partners - a beautiful location minutes from Bethlehem, a fascinating and heritage which at once represents Palestine while remaining unique, a prize-winning folklore troupe, a huge body of works to serve as raw material, a village house/museum, decades of experience, dedicated and hard-working individuals determined to preserve and promote its heritage, and a lo(...)

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Recommended Books and Articles for the Cultivated and Culturally Curious General Reader

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 31.03.2012:

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Thanks to the many scholars and others who have lived in and studied Artas, almost every aspect of the village has been studied. Here are a few recommendations for the general reader. More academic sources are provided in the entry entitled "Select (...)

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Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 30.03.2012:

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Artas Folklore Center email:

Mohammed Ahmad Sa’ad (Abu Hani),President Mobile 0597524524

Fadi Sanad: Mobile: 0599679492 (Arabic)

Khalil Sanad (Arabic, English) 0569310170



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The Role of Palestinian Women in the Media

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 08.03.2012:

By Nisreen Awwad

TWIP, March 2012

Perhaps the most dramatic outcome of the twentieth century has been the reformulation of the cultural awareness of societies. The means of mass media have been instrumental in precipitating tremendous change in the social mind-set of people, to which even the Palestinian society, despite its existing harsh economic, political, and social conditi(...)

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Sumud: new book

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 22.02.2012:

SUMUD: Soul of the Palestinian People: Reflections and Experiences

Toine van Teeffelen, with Victoria Biggs and the Sumud Story House in Bethlehem

Arab Educational Institute

Culture and Palestine series

Bethlehem 2012

Two central chapters:

Chapter 5. A living and human ideal

When the word ‘sumud’ began to appear in discussion during the 1970s a(...)

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Adnan Musallem, interview about sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 10.12.2011:


Associate professor and former Dean of Arts at Bethlehem University, Dr Adnan Musallam teaches in its Department of Humanities. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in the contemporary history of the Arab world and the Middle East. He has conducted research and published widely on the contemporary history of the (...)

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Walid Mustafa, interview about sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 10.12.2011:


Dr Walid Mustafa is associate professor in the department of humanities at Bethlehem University and its former Dean of Arts and Dean of Students. Dr Mustafa received his Ph.D. from Kiev State University in the Ukraine and has authored numerous publications about history, society, demographics and politics in the region. He is board member of the Arab E(...)

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