Land & Nature

The Agricultural Heritage of Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 10.04.2012:

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When it comes to agriculture, the people of Artas have been specially blessed. The lush and fertile Artas Valley, fed by many springs and the Solomon’s pools, stands out in sharp contrast to the desert which begins almost immediately beyond it. In addition, over the centuries they have enjoyed special advantages over other villages. During the Ottoman period, for(...)

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The Importance of the Sea (Gaza)

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.11.2011:

The Importance of the Sea

By Yasmeen J. El Khoudary

TWIP, June 2011

As young children, we all asked our parents or teachers why the sea looks blue when we look at it from a distance, but turns out to be colourless when we come near it.

We were all given the same scientific answer: Seawater is as colourless as the water we drink, but it reflects the colour of the sk(...)

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Palestinian Cave Culture

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 09.03.2011:

Palestinian Cave Culture Underground Cities and Cave Dwellings in the Mountains of Hebron

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

This Week in Palestine March 2011

Leading a life of dire poverty, hayat el-kafaf, is beyond contemporary Palestinian imagination.

“How did people survive in years of drought in the old days?” I asked Abu Ali on our way to visit the abandoned cave dwellings in(...)

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Battir Cultural Landscape wins the Melina Mercouri International Prize

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 09.03.2011:

Battir Cultural Landscape wins the Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes

By Giovanni Fontana Antonelli

This Week in Palestine, March 2010

On 31 January, an international jury chaired by Mounir Bouchenaki, Director-General of ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural P(...)

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Summer in Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 06.07.2010:

Summer and Palestinians

By George Rishmawi

TWIP June 2010

Summer in Palestine is a real-life festival. Palestinians who live in the diaspora return to Palestine to visit their family members, tourists from all over the world come to visit Palestine especially since summer is a low season for tourism, students from all over the world travel during their summer holidays to (...)

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Summer Walking in Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.06.2010:

In Praise of Thorns and Thistles Summer Walking in Palestine

By Penny Johnson

TWIP, June 2010

Walkers in the lovely Palestinian spring usually mourn the dry, hot May wind, the khamsin from the desert, which blows away the last of the anemones and rudely announces the end of a season of delicate wildflowers and, occasionally, rushing water. But in June, summer settles plea(...)

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Nuzha- The Summer Picnic

Contributed by Spirit Of Sumud Tourism Program on 31.08.2009:

http://www.spiritofsumud.ps/gal-11-2.shtml

an interview with Mrs. Aida Kattan about the Summer Picnic. This interview was conducted under the Cultural Tourism program- Spirit of Sumud.

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Traditional Picnics

Contributed by Spirit Of Sumud Tourism Program on 31.08.2009:

http://www.spiritofsumud.ps/gal-6.shtml

an interview with Mr. Fuad Giacaman about the Palestinian Traditional picnic. This interview was conducted as part of the Cultural Tourism program- Spirit of Sumud.

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Climate and the Bible

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.01.2008:

By Rizek Michel Petro

Syria is the name given to the tract of fertile land that lies between the Arabian Desert and the eastern coast of the Mediterranean.

The name is either a short form of “Assyria” or derived from the Babylonian “Suri” (the region from Cappadocia to Media). It was first applied by the Greeks to the larger Assyrian Empire that extended from the Caucasus to the(...)

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Plant Biodiversity in the Palestinian Territory

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.01.2008:

By Mrs. Roubina Basous Ghattas

Biodiversity encompasses all biological entities that occur as an interacting system in a habitat or ecosystem, and plants constitute a very important segment of such biological systems. Plant biodiversity is an irreplaceable resource, providing raw materials for introduction and domestication as well as improvement programmes in agriculture and forestry.(...)

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