Barghouti

Sumud: new book

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 22.02.2012:

SUMUD: Soul of the Palestinian People: Reflections and Experiences

Toine van Teeffelen, with Victoria Biggs and the Sumud Story House in Bethlehem

Arab Educational Institute

Culture and Palestine series

Bethlehem 2012

Two central chapters:

Chapter 5. A living and human ideal

When the word ‘sumud’ began to appear in discussion during the 1970s a(...)

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Identity and the Palestinians

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 20.02.2009:

By Sammy Kirreh

Introduction

Recently, there has been an increasing interest in questions concerning identity. Sociology and political science departments in universities have dedicated much research to the study of identity. Within political science, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory, identity plays a central role involving issues related to ra(...)

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Popular Songs and Dances of the Artas Folklore Troupe

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 27.04.2008:

The Artas Folklore Center's Ahya al Turath Folklore Troupe is not only a staple of the Annual Artas Lettuce Festival, but is much in demand to enliven events ranging from heritage day to graduations. The purity of their white robes is an embodiment of the purity of the style for which they pride themselves.

They have a broad repertoire of Dances done to the rhythem of various categorie(...)

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Popular Songs and Dances of the Artas Folklore Troupe

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 27.04.2008:

The Artas Folklore Center's Ahya al Turath Folklore Troupe is not only a staple of the Annual Artas Lettuce Festival, but is much in demand to enliven events ranging from heritage day to graduations. The purity of their white robes is an embodiment of the purity of the style for which they pride themselves.

They have a broad repertoire of Dances done to the rhythem of various categorie(...)

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Maysoon Zayid, actress and stand up comedian

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 22.03.2008:

From Jersey to Dheisheh: A Love Story

Author Mourid Barghouti once wrote that Palestine “is not the golden map hanging on a golden chain adorning the throats of women in exile.” I mean, think about it; do Canadian chicks wear the shape of Canada on their necks? What about Norwegians? What shape is Norway?

Before I ever went to Palestine, I knew Palestine. It was all that my dad (...)

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Omar Saleh Barghouti-historian, politician and lawyer

Contributed by Reem Barghouty on 11.12.2007:

Omar Saleh Barghouti was born in 1894 in one of the known viallages of the Barghouties known as Deir Ghassaneh.Later he moved to Jerusalem to study at Saint George High School. In 1924 he graduated from the Palestinian Institute for Law in Jerusalem and was appointed in that same Institute to teach Civil Law course. He was also a member of the Institute's Board of Trustees.In this respect, he(...)

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The Short Life of Private Ihsan: Jerusalem 1915

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 16.11.2007:

Salim Tamari

From:

Jerusalem Quarterly

Institute of Jerusalem Studies

Jerusalem

http://www.jerusalemquarterly.org/details.php?cat=4&id=236

The hero of our story is Ihsan Hasan Turjman (1893-1917), an ordinary recruit in the Ottoman military headquarters in Jerusalem.1 His life was short and uneventful, having served as a clerk in the Logistics Dep(...)

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First Class Enters Academy of Art

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 03.10.2007:

In September 2007, the International Academy of Art Palestine opened its doors to the first class of twelve students in the first four-year programme of its kind in Palestine. The programme leads to a bachelor of arts degree in contemporary visual arts. Such a unique project is an effort to support institution and capacity building during these difficult times in the Occupied Territories. The(...)

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Ramallah: Palestine’s Bustling Metropolis

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.08.2007:

By Samir Hulileh, Erin Cunningham, and Hani Dajani

“Ramallah is odd. Many cultures, many faces. Never a masculine or a solemn city. Always first to catch on to some new craze,” wrote Palestinian novelist Mourid Barghouti of modern-day Palestine’s bustling de facto capital.

Odd and vibrant it is. Located in the central West Bank, the Ramallah-Al Bireh province is currently host t(...)

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Yasmin Katamish, dancer

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 23.06.2007:

Yasmin: A Luring Fragrance of Palestinian Dance

It was not easy for her to reach the top, despite her natural talent and charismatic stage presence. After many years in Bara’em, the youth branch of El-Funoun dance troupe, Yasmin (Arabic for “jasmine”) joined El-Funoun, where she had to establish her credentials in the midst of competition with the group’s most brilliant female dancers.(...)

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