History

Palestine Woodcut 1572

Contributed by Anton Weigel on 27.02.2006:


Sebastian Münster (1488-1552) was a German cartographer, cosmographer, and Hebrew scholar whose Cosmographia (1544; "Cosmography") was the earliest German description of the world and a major work - after the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493 - in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe.

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1729 Zurner-Weigel map of Palestine

Contributed by Anton Weigel on 27.02.2006:


Printed in Nuremberg 1729 by map makers Adam Friedrich Zurner & Johann Christoph Weigel

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Page of Genealogy from the

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 25.02.2006:


This page of genealogy is just one example of what there is to be found in the handwritten book by Musa Sanad--a veritable compendium of almost every aspect of village life from crops to curses. For more information read: Musa Sanad 1949-2005: The Death of a Modern Palestinian Folk Hero." Original Content C(...)

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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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The Ekron Inscription: Re-reading the first Philistine text

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

October 2005

By Zakaria Mohammed

Ten years ago a major archaeological event occurred in Palestine: the Ekron Inscription was unearthed. It is the first real Philistine inscription to be discovered until now. After 2,500 years of silence, the people who gave Palestine its name climbed the stage to speak again. They uttered two sentences of about 80 l(...)

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Stealing Palestinian History

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

October 2005

By Kevin Chamberlain

While the world’s media has been concentrating on the hardships suffered by the Palestinian people as a result of the Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, considerably less publicity has been given to the systematic destruction of Palestine’s rich cultural heritage resulting from the occupation.

Foll(...)

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Debate about history, 16-2-2006, between Finkelstein and Ben Ami

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 18.02.2006:

Norman Finkelstein & Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami Debate: Complete Transcript

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(Received through Sam Bahour's e-newsletter)

AMY GOODMAN: We turn now to one of the longest running and most bitter conflicts in modern history: Israel and the Palestinians. Well over a decade has passed since the historic Oslo Accords that brought hopes (...)

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