Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 14.09.2012:

September 13, 2012

Toine van Teeffelen

We wisten deze maandag niet of Tamer wel school had. Sommige scholen, zoals die van Jara, besloten om helemaal niet open te gaan. Dat in de wetenschap dat wanneer ze het wel deden, maar een deel van de scholieren zou komen. We hielden Tamer thuis. Inderdaad stuurde de Freres na een paar uur de kinderen ook naar huis. De staking op de Westoe(...)

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Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 14.09.2012:

13 September 2012

Toine van Teeffelen

We didn’t know this Monday whether Tamer had school. Some schools, like Jara’s, decided not to open at all, knowing that even if they would open, few students would come. We kept Tamer at home and in fact after a few hours the Freres too sent its students home. The strike in the West Bank against the rising prices of living was fairly comple(...)

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Edward Said

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 31.10.2011:

A Mentor Who Mastered Speaking Truth to Power

By Vera Ghattas Baboun


November 2011

During the spring semester of 1992, I was one of three Palestinian students attending the Modern Critical Literary MA course at Hebrew University. On that day, as the discussion on Foucault’s Truth and Power was completed, our lecturer introduced Edward Said’s The World, the Tex(...)

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The ‘Palestine Paper Leaks’ and the Sacralization of Jerusalem City Space?

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 28.10.2011:

Autumn 2011,47

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Jerusalem Quarterly

The ‘Palestine Paper Leaks’ and the Sacralization of Jerusalem City Space?

Salim Tamari

Even before the crusades, Jerusalem had an enchanting hold on people’s imagination. Visitors imposed their aspirations, inner anguish, and dreams on what they saw as an eternal sacred city, whereas the w(...)

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Diana Buttu

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 27.10.2011:


September 2011

Since her first visit to Palestine during the first Intifada, when she was only 16, Diana Buttu always felt something was quintessentially wrong in the Palestinian-Israeli equation. Whether they are the people of her native Nazareth or the Palestinians of Gaza, the Arabs of Palestine were constantly being undermined and oppressed by the Israelis in one way or(...)

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Future Movements: Jerusalem

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 11.09.2010:

Future Movements

TWIP September 2010

City States: Jerusalem

(City States is a strand of the 2010 Liverpool Biennial’s international exhibition.)

Exhibition dates: 18 September to 28 November 2010

Curated by Samar Martha

Organised by ArtSchool Palestine

Location: Contemporary Urban Centre (Ground Floor space), 41-51 Greenland Street, Liverpool L(...)

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Palestinian Motor Sports and Motorcycle Federation

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.05.2008:

Palestinian Grand Prix?

Imagine a thousand young Palestinians converging on a square to watch nearly 40 men and women driving their cars one after the other around a homemade track to see who is the fastest. The crowd is roaring, music is blaring, and you’re wondering if you’ll be that one unlucky person who gets hit by a car spinning out of control. Yes, at best you’re probably thinki(...)

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Sports History in Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.05.2008:

By Wassef Daher

I was almost seven when my uncle started to take me to watch the Palestinian football matches at the YMCA field in West Jerusalem. That was before 1948. Compared to other Arab countries, Palestine was ranked fairly high at that time. Football was the main attraction for a significant number of Palestinians. I still remember the names of the prominent players: Jabra Al Z(...)

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Jerusalem…The east side story (2007) – Film

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 02.11.2007:

Dispossession, Occupation, and a Challenge to Survive

By Sam Bahour

October 2007

Was it sheer coincidence, sad irony, or just another day in Palestinian life under Israeli military occupation? It was hard to tell. My father and I drove through the last Israeli checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem while heading to the Palestinian National Theatre at the invitation of (...)

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Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 14.10.2007:

The inhabitants of Beit Jala were, since ancient times, and still are, divided into 5 clans (Harat).

Each clan (Hara) consists of a group of families, some of which are original inhabitants and others who chose to join a particular clan. The voting or electoral rolls of Beit Jala are grouped accordingly up to present times.

Many variations in spelling of a particular same name a(...)

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