Culture

Has a Hollywood actress made Palestine solidarity chic?

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 01.11.2011:

Opinion/Editorial

Has a Hollywood actress made Palestine solidarity chic?

Emily Lawrence

The Electronic Intifada

28 October 2011

For photo Tilda Swinton:

http://electronicintifada.net/content/has-hollywood-actress-made-palestine-solidarity-chic/10533#.TrAKHHI7QaN

A flick through the November issue of the British edition of Vogue revealed one ac(...)

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Baal, al-Khader, and the Apotheosis of Saint George

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 31.10.2011:

By Ali Qleibo

TWIP, November 2011

To Him who rides upon the highest heavens, which are from ancient times; Behold, He speaks forth with His voice, a mighty voice.

-Psalm 68

Oftentimes, to win us to our harm,

The instruments of darkness tell us truths,

Win us with honest trifles, to betray us

In deepest consequence.

-From Macbeth by Willi(...)

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The Semiology of the Palestinian Face

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 27.10.2011:

The Dichotomy of Private versus Public Space

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

TWIP

September 2011

Each culture is an empire of verbal and nonverbal signs that structure subjective individual consciousness. According to anthropologist Ray Birdwhistell, nonverbal communication, paralanguage, constitutes almost seventy percent of human interaction. Whereas verbal communication may b(...)

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Regional Food Fests

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 27.10.2011:

TWIP

October 2011

Palestine’s top delicacies are harvested at points spread around the country and calendar, so dedicated foodies must always know what to eat and where. Celebrations have grown out of some of the most popular harvests, so we picked out some of the best food festivals in the best locations. The festivals are in alphabetical order.

Aubergine (Battir) Festiv(...)

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Where Commemoration Meets Celebration

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.10.2011:

By Mazin Qumsiyeh

TWIP

October 2011

On 15 May this year, a teenager climbed the abandoned house of the original Al-Walaja Village and raised a Palestinian flag as Israeli jeeps arrived. Ahmad had a big smile on his face as those gathered clapped their hands and sang a national song. We were young and old, male and female, Christians, Muslims, and even some Jews. We had cr(...)

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The Discourse of Arabic Religious Music

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.10.2011:

Dhikr, Mawlid, and the Praise of God

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

TWIP

October 2011

“O you who believe! Celebrate the praises of Allah, and do so often; and glorify Him morning and evening.” (The Holy Qur’an 33:41-42)

“Remember me, I shall remember you.” (The Holy Qur’an 2:152)

Religious music overtakes profane reality, imparting life with visionary moments that(...)

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Christian Rituals in Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.10.2011:

Popular Traditions and Customs

By Fr. Rafiq Khoury

TWIP October 2011

Nations and societies express their culture and sentiments through traditions, customs, and popular practices. Religious, social, and national identities are the main aspects of culture that are deeply embedded in traditions. As part of the national heritage, traditions develop gradually and spontaneousl(...)

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Epic series

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 23.04.2011:

Art, Music & Culture

Epic series "The Promise" dramatizes Palestine, past and present

Neville Rigby

The Electronic Intifada

15 April 2011

Nothing is guaranteed to arouse passions and stir consciences more than a great film dramatization that shines a light on the truth of an issue in ways that earnest documentaries and studious literature often do not.

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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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