64 and 5 Years from Al-Nakba

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

By Suhail Khalilieh

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

These words are not to list the consequences of Al-Nakba, the numbers of refugees and villages destroyed, the amount of land taken, etc., but more to shed light on the Palestinian spirit following 1948. This article addresses how Al-Nakba has influenced the lives of Palestinians, positively and otherwise, and also sends (...)

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Post-Nakba Euphemisms and Humour

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

Post-Nakba Euphemisms and Humour Al-Hijrah, Salamah, and Wadha

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

If I had no sense of humour, I would long ago have committed suicide.

Mahatma Gandhi

To build a house outside the refugee camp is a critical decision. Almost seven decades have passed since the hijrah, the forced migration, and over three g(...)

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Palestinian Women in Resistance

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.02.2012:

By Cairo Arafat

TWIP, February 2012

Hana rises early each morning. She lovingly, but hurriedly awakens her young children. She prepares breakfast and sandwiches for them. She makes sure that they have properly washed up and dressed for school. They all eat a very modest breakfast and rush out the door. The youngest one is dropped off at the preschool, while her eldest son runs t(...)

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Sumud and the Wall conference

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 12.11.2011:


30 April - 1 May, 2010

Conference program

Venue: Bethlehem University, Furno Hall

Initiators: Oxford Brookes University (UK), Paris-Est University (France) and the Arab Educational Institute (Palestine)

Academic partners: Al-Quds Open University and Bethlehem University (Palestine) and Utrecht University (Netherlands)



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Putting the Jericho Equestrian Club on the Map

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.11.2011:

TWIP November 2011

By Marian Houk

The Jericho Equestrian Club was established in 1994 by one man driven by a dream and the power of his will. It is now the only place in Palestine offering all types of equestrian activities, including sports training, horse care, entertainment, and therapy for riders with special needs. It hopes, eventually, to develop a Palestinian Olympic eque(...)

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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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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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Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 09.11.2010:

Sebastia's living community sidelined for ancient ruins

Sarah Irving writing from Sebastia, occupied West Bank, Live from Palestine, 8 November 2010

Electronic Intifada

The West Bank village of Sebastia.

I have in my possession two leaflets about Sebastia, an outrageously pretty little West Bank village which you'd never guess was once a major city, the capital of (...)

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Salah Ta’amari: The infrastructure of sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.02.2010:

Long-time member and military commander of Fatah, Salah Ta’amari fought in the battle of Karameh in 1968 in Jordan as well as in Lebanon during the civil war and the Israeli invasion in 1982. When he was imprisoned in the large Ansar camp in the south of Lebanon, he became leader of the thousands of prisoners there. In the 1990s, with the coming of the Oslo Agreement, he returned to his homet(...)

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Politics of naming (road signs etc.)

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 02.01.2010:

Last Year in Jerusalem

By Dr. Abdul-Rahim Al-Shaikh

Since Jerusalem was declared the Capital of Arab Culture for the year 2009, there has been a heated controversy over how to celebrate this grand tribute. This was due to the fact that Palestinians have no sovereignty whatsoever over Jerusalem, nor do most Palestinians, pedestrian or official, have the ability to reach Jerusalem(...)

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