Palestijnse Christenen: Roeping en Oproep

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 21.04.2011:

Palestijnse Christenen: Roeping en Oproep

Toine van Teeffelen

Dit stuk is geschreven n.a.v. een inleiding op de ontmoetingsdag Europese contacten van de Remonstrantse Kerk (Taakgroep Europese Contacten – TEC, Vrede) en de Nederlandse ledengroep van de International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF), op 26 maart 2011 in Bussum.

In dit stuk wil ik een enigszins risk(...)

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Shatha Group: Walking in Nature

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.05.2008:

By Saleh Abdel Jawad

A former Israeli prime minister used to say that he envied the Palestinians because they have patience despite the hardships of their daily life and because Palestinian labourers, when it’s time to eat, sit on the ground, take out their food, and share it.

If you happen to become a member in Shatha Group, which is a non-profit Palestinian association that pr(...)

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Diaspora Down Under: the Story of Palestinians in Australia

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 22.03.2008:

By Rawan Abdul-Nabi and Randa Abdel-Fattah

Often enough when we visit our families and friends in Palestine, in the Arab world, and across the shatat, having made a journey that has crossed more than one ocean and more than one continent, we are often lauded for our travelling stamina. And then almost suddenly impressed upon us is the striking and almost angry realisation that our trag(...)

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Eugene Cotran, lawyer

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 02.12.2007:

I was approached by Mr. Sani Meo to write a piece about a “Day in My Life” for the December issue of This Week in Palestine. I quote from his request that “it should be a typical day in your life (could be in the past) - we are not looking for a CV.”

I am afraid that I find this an impossible task. I am almost 70 and now semi-retired; and to find a “typical day” is a very tall order. I(...)

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Resilience in the Palestinian Occupied Territories (1)

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 03.09.2006:


Toine van Teeffelen, Hania Bitar and Saleem Habash

A focus on resilience is an extremely useful angle for looking at the mental health situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT: the West Bank, Gaza and East-Jerusalem). On the one hand, Palestinians there are dealing with a broad range of adversities and psycholo(...)

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Mai Masri Palestinian Filmmaker

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 20.06.2006:

Breaking Boundaries

Born to a Palestinian father from Nablus and an American mother from Texas, Masri has carried this dual sense of identity and estrangement throughout her life. Being Palestinian, she was exposed to dispossession early in life. She lived near the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut and, as a child, she remembers her house shaking as Israeli jets bombed the camp. She grew(...)

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St George School and the Anglican Church in Jerusalem

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 31.05.2006:

By Julius Purcell

Tania Kramer

Only a few rays of sun enter the dim, deserted and refreshingly cool school hall on this hot June day. Our footsteps echo as we walk through the one-hundred-year-old St. George's School, which celebrates its centennial this month. On the ceiling are the lists of names from the football and cricket teams of the past. They contain the offspring of we(...)

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Hanan Ashrawi: Metamorphosis

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 28.05.2006:

Ramallah, June 10, 1989

The Day Yasser was shot his mother turned

to stone; draped with the flag, his makeshift shroud,

she held her ground at the deserted town

square. Each chilly dawn she clutched a torch

of modest flowers - jasmine, daisies, and roses

from her garden - while bewildered soldiers

driving by, returning from their night shift, w(...)

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