Immigration and Emigration

Chicago, Looking for Answers

Contributed by Maryam Sousan on 01.02.2014:

I am searching for my father's roots in Palestine. He died in 2007, and I have not been able to find any information on his family. His name is Elias Sousan

View Contribution

Ramallah in the USA—Since 1952

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.11.2011:

By Terry Ahwal Morris

TWIP November 2011

In 1952, several young students who lived in the United States wanted to unite the Ramallah community in the diaspora. Their aim was to have people in the United States stay in touch with each other so that they could retain their cultural identity. They established Hathihe Ramallah Magazine with correspondents in each community so that t(...)

View Contribution

Palestinians in the Diaspora

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 03.11.2011:

A Story of Existence

By Mohammed A.K. Owaineh

TWIP November 2011

As a young child, I saw Palestinians in the diaspora as merely numbers I learned about in my “national education” books, a subject of discussion that my father and older brothers used to have, or, as I recall, videos of the massacres of Sabra and Shatila camps in Lebanon that were shown on TV. These were the(...)

View Contribution


Contributed by Mostapha Al Sayed on 04.09.2010:

hi , im mostapha i was born in lebanon as a palestinian refugee and searching for my relative and i asked someone informed me that ur relatives went to chile ib 1948

plz if some one knows about this family (Al Sayed) let me know

View Contribution

Katrina in Five Worlds

Contributed by Kathy Kenny on 17.06.2009:

Life story of my maternal grandmother, Katrina Saade. Born in Bethlehem in 1900, she lived in Palestine, Kiev, Mexico and California.

View Contribution

Yasmin hamel is looking for her relatives and roots

Contributed by Nasif Masad on 11.04.2009:

I am Yasmin Hamel ( Yasmin Amer El-Shayeb) from La-Calera, this is one of the last letters remaind with me from my family, If you have any information about my family, cousins or roots please write to :

ابحث عن اهلي و جذوري في دير جرير قضاء رام الله

Hassan Mahmoud Amer Elshayeb from Deir Garir is one of many Palestinians who left their country to(...)

View Contribution

The Arabs of Honduras

Contributed by Pat Samour on 22.09.2008:

Sent to me by my aunt, who lives in Honduras.

Commemorating Honduras' Independence: The Arabs of Honduras


Yesterday at 4:48am

Although there are no official statistics, it's generally agreed that between 150,000 and 200,000 of Honduras' six million inhabitants are of Arab descent, and of these, the great majority are Palestinian. No other country in the Weste(...)

View Contribution

The Palestinian Struggle in San Francisco

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 26.03.2008:

Identity and Expression

By Jennifer Mogannam

The San Francisco Bay Area has a legacy of being one of the most progressive metropolitan regions in the United States. Even with this advantage, the Palestinian community and advocates for the Palestinian cause still face strong opposition, censorship, and marginalisation especially among university academics and activists as well as(...)

View Contribution

One Hundred Years of Palestinians in Chile

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 26.03.2008:

New Paradigms

By Xavier Abu Eid

Chile is located in the southern part of the world and inhabited by 16 million people. Ethnically speaking it is composed mainly of a mixture of Spanish colonisers and indigenous people. For more than 150 years, however, several foreign communities have been settling in Chile. These include large groups of Germans, British, Italians, Yugoslavians,(...)

View Contribution

Diaspora Down Under: the Story of Palestinians in Australia

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 22.03.2008:

By Rawan Abdul-Nabi and Randa Abdel-Fattah

Often enough when we visit our families and friends in Palestine, in the Arab world, and across the shatat, having made a journey that has crossed more than one ocean and more than one continent, we are often lauded for our travelling stamina. And then almost suddenly impressed upon us is the striking and almost angry realisation that our trag(...)

View Contribution
 1 2