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 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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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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An overview of the 20th century history of Palestine

Contributed by Terra Sancta School For Girls on 11.03.2006:

(with a focus upon the Bethlehem area)

Palestine and Zionism

At the beginning of the 20th century, Palestine was inhabited by some 600.000 Arabs and 60.000 Jews. The Arab Palestinians were largely a people of peasants living under impoverished conditions, with an urban presence in towns like Jerusalem, Jaffa, and Haifa. They lived under an oppressive Turkish (Ottoman) rule which(...)

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1869 Map Detail

Contributed by Ibrahim Shibli on 09.03.2006:


Author: ALEX. KEITH JOHNSTON LL.D F.R.S.E. F.R.G.SSubject: HANDY ROYAL ATLAS OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY - EXHIBITING THE PRESENT CONDITION OF GEOGRAPHICAL DISCOVERY AND RESEARCH IN THE SEVERAL COUNTRIES, EMPIRES AND STATES OF THE WORLD.Publisher: WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS, EDINBURGH & LONDON, UKDat(...)

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The Former Girls’ School

Contributed by Mustafa Mohanna on 06.03.2006:


The building that formerly served as the Girls' School in El Masmia El Kabeera. Original Content Creator: mustafa mohanna

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Homely Household Items of Yesterday at the Artas Museum

Contributed by Paltour news on 02.03.2006:


The contents of the Artas Folklore Museum are modest and homely, but help visitors imagine what daily life must have been like in the past Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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