Darwish

Sumud and Strategy: Ten Dimensions

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 18.11.2018:

Toine van Teeffelen

It is now more than ever imperative for Palestinians to stay connected to their land and culture. In view of the continuous and deepening Israeli colonization – settlement-building, legal measures, infrastructure development, economic integration into Israel – it is essential to defend and develop Palestinian society and its communities against further fragmentation(...)

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Dystopia

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 20.05.2016:

Toine van Teeffelen

Bethlehem

20-5-2016

The area is surrounded by imposing 9-meter high walls topped by barbed wire and cameras, and flanked by a watchtower. A closed iron gate constitutes the forbidden entry to Rachel’s Tomb, transformed by Isrrael into a military fortress. The modest dome over the tomb is just visible here. Most inhabitants have left the area years ago.(...)

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Dystopie

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 20.05.2016:

Toine van Teeffelen

Bethlehem

20-5-2016

Het gebied is omgeven door imponerend hoge muren met prikkeldraad en camera’s en geflankeerd door een wachttoren. Een afgesloten ijzeren poort vormt de verboden toegang tot het Graf van Rachel, getransformeerd door Israel tot een militair fort. De bescheiden koepel over het graf is hier nog net zichtbaar. De meeste inwoners van het (...)

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Touching the ground

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 13.05.2016:

Toine van Teeffelen

Bethlehem

May 13, 2016

“Please, come!” The Nassar family are called to come forword and present themselves on the stage. There are the mother, the brothers, the sisters, and their children. They live the well-known peace initiative, the Tent of Nations, located on a hilltop near the large village of Nahalin to the south of Bethlehem on the way to Hebro(...)

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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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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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Adnan Musallem, interview about sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 10.12.2011:

“SUMUD IS AN INCLUSIVE, COMPREHENSIVE CONCEPT”

Associate professor and former Dean of Arts at Bethlehem University, Dr Adnan Musallam teaches in its Department of Humanities. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in the contemporary history of the Arab world and the Middle East. He has conducted research and published widely on the contemporary history of the (...)

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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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Life in Beit Sahour : Jaela Andoni’s Story

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 19.10.2011:

Anne Gough

"This land is the skin on my bones" – Mahmoud Darwish

Life in Beit Sahour

Jaela Andoni’s Story

Beit Sahour, 2007

Nakba

I was born on May 12, 1948 in Beit Sahour. My farther came from Jerusalem that day, where he was working, and there had been many clashes around the city. The British army was withdrawing and the Israelis were taking over(...)

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Reem Kelani interviewed

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 01.10.2010:

Musical storytelling: Reem Kelani interviewed

Sarah Irving, The Electronic Intifada, 1 October 2010

Reem Kelani (Şahan Nuhoğlu/Roll magazine)

Watching Reem Kelani perform in front of an ecstatic crowd at Halifax's "Discover Palestine" festival, one would be forgiven for thinking that this is an artist with her career path laid out for her. She delivers stunning vocal perf(...)

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