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Seventeenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival April 14-15 2011

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 30.03.2012:

Seventeenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival April 14-15. 2011

submitted by Artas Folklore Center 09.04.2011

Seventeenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival April 14-15 2011 Program and Directions to Artas Included Below

Seventeenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival

‏2011‏‏

Under the Sponsorship of the Prime Minister, Doctor Salam Fayad

Program of Performances, Sp(...)

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

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 30.03.2012:

The Artas Valley became a giant salad bowl during the four-day Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival which took place April 12-15, 2007. To the lettuce in the hothouses were added peppery poetry, a zest of zajjel and a lot more than a dash of debka, and, yes some salt in the wounds alluded to in the dramatic performances. To help digest their meal, the guests sauntered around the exhibits,(...)

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Leisure, Love, and Fashion Turkish Soap Operas in Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 08.03.2012:

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

TWIP, March 2012

Throughout Palestine Turkish drama is the new fad. It is the current “moda.”

Soon after sunset the village streets become desolate. The clusters of youths that huddle around in various corners disband. The streets empty of strollers. The sound of the village hushes. Mobiles are put on silent mode and rarely answered. The young, the middl(...)

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Warde

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 14.02.2012:

Here is a brief (5 minute) animation cartoon made by Bethlehem children about the Wall, inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. Spoken in Arabic and subtitles in Dutch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z8EcMy7Cz0

(2008)

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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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Indigo Plant, Pomegranate, and Saffron Flowers

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.11.2011:

Indigo Plant, Pomegranate, and Saffron Flowers … A Festival of Colours

By George Al Ama and Nada Atrash, with contributions from Maha Saca

The traditional Palestinian costume: a composition of colours that not only expresses the harmonious taste of an owner and the skills of an experienced embroideress but is also an authentic mixture of cultural heritage and identity. The colou(...)

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Traditional Palestinian Costume Origins and Evolution

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 11.11.2011:

Traditional Palestinian Costume Origins and Evolution

August 2011

By Hanan Karaman Munayyer

Published by Interlink Books, May 2011, 560 pages, $165.00.

This book is a celebration of the enduring Palestinian tradition of embroidery with its rich patterns, colours, and stitches. It contains over 700 superb high-resolution photographs from the pristine Munayyer Collec(...)

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Stories on the Wall in Bethlehem

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 08.11.2011:

The following stories will be writ large on the Wall at Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem. The stories will appear on large stickers (1/2 meter).

1. Tank at the house

During the days of incursions into Bethlehem in 2002, an Israeli tank was stationed on Hindaza hill in front of our house. All of a sudden, while I was preparing breakfast, the tank started shooting in all directions. I s(...)

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Palestine: a poem

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 03.11.2011:

Palestine

By Manar Harb

TWIP November 2011

Palestine,

how long I stand before you…

Wounded,

deep inside your womb,

Hollow.

Scarred,

a million years of history,

Blood.

Distorted,

Oriental images and tales,

Wrong.

Palestine…

I stand before you long…

Your name,

A load.

Yo(...)

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