Fifty youth stories from Bethlehem and Ramallah

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.10.2013:

These are fifty stories written down this year by Palestinian youth from the Bethlehem and Ramallah areas. They appear now (summer 2013) on so-called Wall posters attached to the Apartheid Wall in Bethlehem around Rachel's Tomb.

Arab Educational Institute

1. The Box

Two neighbors, Muslims and Christians, came together after Ramadan in a friendly atmosphere. During their f(...)

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The Hebronite Spirit of Enterprise

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 01.12.2011:

TWIP December 2011

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

المَالُ وَالبَنُونَ زِينَةُ الحَيَاةِ الد نيَا وَالبَاقِيَاتُ

الصالِحَاتُ خَيرٌ عِندَ رَبِكَ ثَوَابًا وَخَيرٌ أَمَلًا

Wealth and sons are allurements of the life of this world:

But the things that endure, good deeds, are best in the sight of thy Lord, as rewards, and best as (the foundation for) hopes. Al Qur’an, Suret el(...)

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Morbid Symptoms: The Omar Yussef Mystery Series

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 28.10.2011:

Autumn 2011,47

Jerusalem Quarterly

Book Reviews Full Article PDF

Morbid Symptoms: The Omar Yussef Mystery Series

Alex Pollock

The Bethlehem Murders by Matt Rees

Atlantic Books, 264 pp, 2006, ISBN 978 1

84354 603 0

The Saladin Murders by Matt Rees

Atlantic Books, 340 pp, 2008, ISBN 978 1

84354 648 1

The Samaritan’s S(...)

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Shafiq al-Hout’s Story

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 05.08.2009:

Beiruti in Jaffa, Yafawi in Beirut

Tribute, the electronic intifada, 4 August 2009

On Sunday, 2 August 2009, the celebrated journalist and founding member of the Palestine Liberation Organization Shafiq al-Hout passed away in Beirut, Lebanon at the age of 77. The following is part of Shafiq's story as told to me as part (...)

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Wadi al-Joz: In Focus

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 25.01.2009:

Jerusalem Quarterly

Spring 1998, Issue 1

The information for this essay was collected by Dalia Habash. It was directed and written by Martina Rieker. The essay is primarily based on interviews and stories that people shared about themselves and their neighborhood.

For both Palestinian and Israeli Jerusalemites, the term Wadi al-Joz is synonymous with the car repair shops (...)

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A Personal Account of the Life of Zahra al-Ja’uniyya

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 16.11.2007:

From Seferberlik to the Nakba: A Personal Account of the Life of Zahra al-Ja’uniyya

Adel Manna'

From: Jerusalem Quarterly

Institute of Jerusalem Studies

My grandmother Zahra passed away at the age of over 70 on 6 March, 1968. Like most people of her generation, her exact birthday is unknown. Howe(...)

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Amin Nasser, composer

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 31.08.2007:

From Schubert to Rachmaninov

Born in Ramleh in 1935, the young Amin Nasser found himself part of a family that cherished music, art, and culture. In 1969 I remember sitting in a hall listening to the late Mousa Nasser (ex-minister in Jordan and one of the early patriarchs of Birzeit College - now Birzeit University) telling many of us young students that “everyone wants to be a ministe(...)

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Laith Bazari, DJ

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.06.2007:

From Palestine … to Paris

By Maral A. Quttieneh

Laith Bazari was born in Nablus, Palestine, on December 28, 1972. He finished high school in the early 1990s and then left for the French city of Lyon, where he studied for a degree in communications and audiovisual technology. While studying in Lyon, he not only discovered that he was more attracted to “audio” than “visual” but al(...)

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The Artas Lettuce Festival 2007 in a Lettuce Leaf

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 08.06.2007:

The Artas Valley became a giant salad bowl during the four-day Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival which took place April 12-15, 2007. To the lettuce in the hothouses were added peppery poetry, a zest of zajjel and a lot more than a dash of debka, and, yes some salt in the wounds alluded to in the drama(...)

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Artas Lettuce Festival 2007:26 Group Portrait /Names of Artists in Paintbrush Competition

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 06.06.2007:

Posing in one of the buildings of the Artas Folklore Center are the artists who took part in the Paintbrush Competition. One of the most original and successful offerings of the festival, the paintbrush competition shows the power of networking and collaboration. It also shows the difference one person can m(...)

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