General History

Images of a tour in Palestine 100 years ago

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 07.06.2012:

http://ireland.anglican.org/about/144

(via Mazin Qumsiyeh, Beit Sahour)

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Turning Palestine into Earth

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

By Ibrahim Matar

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

“I plowed Palestine into earth by ordering the demolition of 300 abandoned Palestinian villages from the Negev to the Galilee.” This is a statement made by Ra’anan Weitz, the director of the Jewish Agency’s Settlement Department in 1948 in an interview in the Jerusalem Post dated March 7, 1997. Over the ruins of these villa(...)

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64 and 5 Years from Al-Nakba

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

By Suhail Khalilieh

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

These words are not to list the consequences of Al-Nakba, the numbers of refugees and villages destroyed, the amount of land taken, etc., but more to shed light on the Palestinian spirit following 1948. This article addresses how Al-Nakba has influenced the lives of Palestinians, positively and otherwise, and also sends (...)

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Shifting Ottoman Conceptions of Palestine: Part 1: Filistin Risalesi and the two Jamals

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 25.10.2011:

Autumn 2011,47

Jerusalem Quaterly

Shifting Ottoman Conceptions of Palestine: Part 1: Filistin Risalesi and the two Jamals

Salim Tamari

You have now become one nation on earth, Ottomans all–no difference between Arabs and ‘Ajam;

No generations will divide you, and no religions will come between you.

Brothers together under our glorious constitution, jo(...)

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Haganah collecting intelligence about Arab villages (1940s)

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 22.05.2011:

Haaretz

Published 11:03 20.05.11

Latest update 11:03 20.05.11

It took a village

In the 1940s, the Haganah collected detailed intelligence information about hundreds of Arab villages and photographed them, in many cases from the ground and also from the air. Only a few dozen of these 'village files' survive in local archives, but their photos constitute a valuable, (...)

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Interview with Nora Carmi about sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 05.05.2010:

Nora Carmi: “Sumud is More Than a Concept”

Nora Carmi is coordinator of the community development and women’s programs at Sabeel, the Palestinian Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem.

I think of sumud more than just a concept, as I see our being as a gift of God. This means that life is sacred. Because of this beautiful gift, we have to do our best to live abundantly. The b(...)

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Zoughbi Zoughbi about sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.02.2010:

“Sumud requires that you are in harmony with your community, feel the pulses, the pain and the rejoice in the game of community.”

Dr Zoughbi Zoughbi is director of the Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center Wi’am in Bethlehem. He speaks in Wi’am’s new office building which looks out towards the Wall around Rachel’s Tomb.

Sumud is very important, not on the level of interpretatio(...)

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Abdel Fatah Abu Srour about sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.02.2010:

“PALESTINIANS DON’T HAVE THE LUXURY OF DESPAIR”

Abdelfatah Abu Srour is director of Al-Rowwad (the pioneers), the cultural and theatre training center at Aida camp in Bethlehem.

Let me give you a quick summary of what sumud is. Sumud is continuing living in Palestine, laughing, enjoying life, falling in love, getting married, having children. Sumud is also continuing your studie(...)

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Salah Ta’amari: The infrastructure of sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.02.2010:

Long-time member and military commander of Fatah, Salah Ta’amari fought in the battle of Karameh in 1968 in Jordan as well as in Lebanon during the civil war and the Israeli invasion in 1982. When he was imprisoned in the large Ansar camp in the south of Lebanon, he became leader of the thousands of prisoners there. In the 1990s, with the coming of the Oslo Agreement, he returned to his homet(...)

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In the Courtyard

Contributed by Spirit Of Sumud Tourism Program on 31.08.2009:

http://www.spiritofsumud.ps/gal-11-1.shtml

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

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