Social Life

Learning about the Family History and Heritage of Mazra’a Qibliyeh

Contributed by Paltour News on 14.03.2006:


Members of the Arab Educational Institute on a fieldtrip to Mazra'a al Qibliyeh learn about the artifacts and documents gathered by the village's heritage enthusiast. Original Content Creator: Arab Educational Institute

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Circling the Square in Mazra’a al Qibliyeh

Contributed by Paltour News on 14.03.2006:


The newly-renovated village square of Mazra'a al Qibliyeh lends itself well to this circle of visitors from the Arab Educational Institute in Bethlehem who learn about their host village and the meaning of hospitality and generousity in Islam. Original Content Creator: Arab Educational Institute

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Bethlehem Children Playing in Mazra’a Qibliyeh Orchard

Contributed by Paltour News on 14.03.2006:


These Bethlehem children enjoyed their trip to Mazra'a Al Qibliyeh as much as their parents did thanks to the forsight of the Arab Educational Institute who organized the trip and provided them with their own bus and activity leader Original Content Creator: Arab Educational Institute

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Eating a Palestinian meal in Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 01.03.2006:


This group of women enjoyed their freshly made Musakhen after a ramble from Solomon's Pools to the village. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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A Member of the Arab Women’s Union Showing her Women’s Group the Old Bethlehem House Museum

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 27.02.2006:


This participant in the Arab Educational Institute's women's group, a member of Bethlehem's Arab Women's Union, says she had tried in vain to get the women to visit the Old Bethlehem House Museum. They finally went there, some for the first time, during the workshop "Exploring your Personal and Cultural Iden(...)

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AEI Women Compare Answers to Treasure Hunt at Maha Saca’s Palestine Heritage Center

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 27.02.2006:


Maha Saca's Palestine Heritage Center was one of the local cultural centers or museums where the Arab Educational Institute's women's group tried to find and identify artifacts in common use in Palestine in previous generations. The smiles on their faces and the fact that some of them were caught "cheating" (...)

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Sitting in the Bedouin Tent at Maha Saca’s Palestine Heritage Center

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 27.02.2006:


The Arab Educational Institute's Women's group enjoys sitting in the tent at Maha Saca's Palestine Heritage Center. Maha herself used to hate the tent, since she felt that it promoted stereotypes of Arabs. Not enough people knew about the other two main groupings in the Arab World: city dwellers and the pea(...)

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Children of Mazraá Al Qibliyeh Dressed Up for Guests

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 02.02.2006:


The children of Mazraa al Qibliyeh dressed up for their guests from the Arab Educational Institute-Open Windows in Bethlehem, the first tourists since their village core was renovated. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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The Game

Contributed by Luke Powell on 31.01.2006:


Christian Quarter, el Quds (Jerusalem), Palestine, 1980, 35 mm Nikon F2, Nikkor lens, ©Luke Powell, 1997.You can see more of Luke Powells magnificent photos at this site: http://avalon.unomaha.edu/afghan/index.htmMany thanks to him for his permission to post his pictures on our site. Origina(...)

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Hebron Football

Contributed by Luke Powell on 31.01.2006:


Hebron, Palestine, 1980, 35 mm Nikon F2, Nikkor lens, ©Luke Powell, 1997.You can see more of Luke Powells magnificent photos at this site: http://avalon.unomaha.edu/afghan/index.htmMany thanks to him for his permission to post his pictures on our site. Original Content Creator: Luke Powell

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