Culture

The Historic Buildings of Palestine

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This Week in Palestine

October 2005

By Baha’ Ju’beh

Riwaq is getting ready to celebrate the publication of Riwaq's Registry of Historic Buildings in Palestine, 1994-2004. The Registry, which will come out in two volumes towards the end of 2005, is the result of the strenuous and determined efforts of Riwaq's team. It is ready for publication after about ten years of field(...)

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Cultural Heritage A Vehicle for Socio-economic Development

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October 2005

By Nazmi Al-Ju’beh

Our cultural heritage assets, in spite of destruction and neglect, are tremendous and include many opportunities for conservation and development. Because we see in cultural heritage not just a testimony of the past, to appreciate its beauty, and an element of national and local identity, but we also have to see in cu(...)

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The Islamic Museum

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This Week in Palestine

October 2005

The Islamic museum was founded in 1922 by the Higher Islamic Council in Palestine. When Jordanian rule prevailed over the West Bank in the late 1940s, responsibility for the museum passed to the Jordanian government, which still administers it to this day. In 1929 the museum moved to its present location on the southwestern side of the Al-Aqsa(...)

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The Extinct Mammals of Palestine

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September 2005

By Sami Backleh

More than 100 species of mammals in Palestine had been recorded to have roamed in the forests, mountains and deserts of this ancient land, consequently creating an enormous impact on humans and the cultures of ancient civilizations. Although they became a source of fascination, popular inspiration and wonder, mammals a(...)

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Palestinian Rappers

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August 2005

Muhammad El-Farah

Three years ago, shortly after the Al-Aqsa Intifada began and the Gaza Strip was effectively sealed off from the rest of the world, a group of young men formed the first Gazan rap group. Inspired by Hip Hop artists making appearances on satellite TV and the growing success of Palestinian rap i(...)

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Wadi Qilt: Nature, Culture and Religion

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By Johannes Zang

This Week in Palestine

August 2005

Hiking was presumably invented in Germany in the 19th century. Hiking means to go from A to B not for selling goods at the market, buying something or meeting people but just for the pleasure of walking, enjoying the fresh air and nature, watching the birds and other animals – and, of course, challenging your body and mi(...)

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Owls in Palestine

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By Sami Backleh

This Week in Palestine

August 2005

Owls, along with eagles, falcons and vultures, represent a group called raptores: birds that are distinguished by hard and sharp talons on their feet for catching prey and hooked beaks for tearing it apart. Thus they occupy the top level of the food web. This means that they are not a common food source for other consumer(...)

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Olive Trees, Oum Kalthoum, and Jasmine Blossoms

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By Mike Odetalla

This Week in Palestine

July 2005

In my home, sitting in front of a picture window facing an easterly direction in order to catch the morning sun, I have two small Palestinian olive trees growing in gold and green ceramic planters. I will not go into the details of how I had managed to get these two small cuttings out of Palestine, but that is where they c(...)

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Al-Pasha Palace in Gaza

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July 2005

Mohamed El-Sharif

At the entrance of Gaza's old city and at the edge of Al-Daraj neighbourhood, the walls of Al-Pasha Palace are still standing, representing the history and culture of our people which has been around for hundreds of years. The building can be traced to the late sixteenth century. While it was believed that the building wa(...)

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Popular Art Center

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This Week in Palestine

June 2005

Palestine International Festival 2005 Reviving a Distinguished Tradition of Art for Freedom in Occupied Palestine

The Popular Art Centre (PAC), one of the leading NGOs in the occupied Palestinian territory, is reviving its distinguished Palestine International Festival this year, after a lull of several years. The Festival will be held i(...)

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