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Palestinian Youth Orchestra

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 18.09.2009:

August 2009 The Palestine Youth Orchestra at the Beiteddine Festival and in Amman

By Lena Saleh

A flagship of the Edward Said National Music Conservatory, the Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO) was created in 2004 with the vision of bringing together young Palestinian musicians from around the world. Today the PYO is composed of fifty young Palestinian musicians who reside in Pales(...)

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Mustafa al-Kurd, on Jerusalem

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 18.09.2009:

Mustafa al-Kurd Praises His Native City Jerusalem with Song

Mustafa al-Kurd dedicates his newly released CD Al-Madah (The Troubadour) to his native city Jerusalem. The lyrics for six of the songs, which were written by Mustafa (as well as the lyrics of the two remaining songs, which were written by Izz el-Din al-Manasra and Yaqub Ismain), create an image of Jerusalem in word and music:(...)

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Sumud series: Interview Adnan Musallam

Contributed by Spirit Of Sumud Tourism Program on 29.08.2009:

Interview series about the meaning of “sumud” or steadfastness

Interview with Adnan Musallam

“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 wo(...)

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Julia Dabdoub, Aliyya Nusseibeh, Nuzha Darwish, Yasmin Zahran

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.03.2009:

Palestinian Women Bright Stars in a Bleak Night

By Ali Qleibo

The Palestinian woman has been discursively constituted as a transcendent victim. On the one hand she is perceived as a valiant freedom fighter against the Israeli chauvinist occupation. From this perspective womens role in the Intifada and the various forms of her resistance of the occupation are highlighted and her (...)

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9/11 and Reconstructing Palestinian Identity

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 20.02.2009:

By Ahmed Masoud

Since 1948, when the state of Israel was created in Palestine, Palestinians throughout the world have faced many challenges in affirming their identity in their countries of residence. The events of 9/11 and the global “war on terror” that started immediately afterwards complicated the situation even further. This article aims to highlight the effect of 9/11 on Palestin(...)

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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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Sumud: Soul of the Palestinian People

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 20.02.2009:

By Dr. Toine van Teeffelen

Sumud points to a central, modern Palestinian quality and experience, aptly rendered by the double meaning of its English equivalent, steadfastness. On the one hand, it is about preserving a presence on Palestinian land, on the other about keeping a presence in time, having patience. The word “despite” is an essential element too - sumud is about persevering (...)

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Tawfik Zayyad, politician and poet

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.01.2009:

Tawfik Zayyad: Voice of His People

By Riad Masarwi

The British writer Oscar Wilde once said that characters make history. Although this is true, there seems to be a dialectic relation between history and character because one produces the other. Temporal history has produced a number of eminent figures that have left indelible traces in global human culture, and it is through th(...)

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Farewell Mahmoud (Darwish)

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 28.10.2008:

By Amal Nashashibi

I know that when I feel an itch to write, I am usually very agitated. My restlessness started to build when I heard that Mahmoud Darwish had died.

I was in Amman, Jordan, when the sad news was announced … death in a hospital in Houston, Texas? Open heart surgery that Mahmoud knew would leave him paralysed or dead? No choices left to him? The US Consulate in Je(...)

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The visions and poetry of Little Miriam (1846-78)

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 19.10.2008:

Little Miriam and her imaginary

Parts of this writing are from the Bethlehem Community Book published by AEI-Open Windows in Bethlehem in 1999, and parts are typed over from the book of Amedee Brunot, Mariam, the Little Arab. Carmel of Maria Regina Eugene, Oregon, 1981.

P.S. I think this is interesting for showing connections between traditional Palestinian peasant poetry, the p(...)

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