Oral History

Similar Or Different Events? The 1967 war in Bethlehem

Contributed by Terra Sancta School For Girls on 11.03.2006:

Manal Zeytoun

This interview is with my mother, Vivi Jameel Shahin. She was born in Bethlehem on 1 November 1956.

“What was the situation in Palestine before the 1967 war?”

My mother: “The West Bank including East-Jerusalem was under the rule of Jordan. There were always demonstrations against Jordan because people wanted a Palestinian state under a Palestinian authority.(...)

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I Can’t Forget My Hometown (Ein Karem)

Contributed by Terra Sancta School For Girls on 11.03.2006:

Claude Tushieh

Homeland is dear to all of us. I often asked myself questions about my roots. My father used to say that the essence of the present problem is the injustice done to our people in 1948 when over 700,000 people were forced to leave their towns and villages. Encouraged by this and in order to know the facts about the nakba [disaster] in 1948 and its negative repercussions o(...)

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I Was Born In War. I Have Lived In War. And I Feel That I Will Die In War.

Contributed by Terra Sancta School For Girls on 11.03.2006:

Amal Owaineh

My grandfather is a great man. He is an educator but not like a teacher at school; he got his education through the school of his life. He was born in 1926 during the British period; afterwards he lived the Jordanian and now the Israeli period. I like spending my spare time chatting with him. He tells me wonderful stories full of history and lessons of life. With the help (...)

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Our Diaries Through The Wall

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

December 2005

By the Stars of Bethlehem

Project coordinator: Suzy Atallah

Director: Mohammad Awwad

Assistant: Reem Zaghmout

Cast: Grace Awwad, Randa Sleibi, Wala'a Ghabboun, Mays Nassar, Reem Baboun, Shirine Manneh, Nadine Baboun, Meera Naqawleh, Saja Dweik, Rozene Kara'a

This plays is performed by ten teenage students wh(...)

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