Families in Beit Ummar
Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 02.11.2007:
Beit Ummar: Where Dreams Come True Aging with Dignity in Palestinian Villages
By Dr. Ali Qleibo
As the road meanders among the grape vineyards of the Hebron Mountains, and past el-Arrub Refugee Camp, Beit Ummar straddles the gently sloping mountain. The village, known in the Bible as Maarath, is surrounded by its orchards that are famous for apples, plums, cherries, grapes, and (...)
THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE OF BETHLEHEM CONSIST OF SIX LARGE FAMILIES
Contributed by Alex Kattan on 04.05.2007:
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Remember : Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
1 ) FARAHIYEH
- ANTON MARIA
- GIAAR (JAAR)
Privacy and Love in Palestinian Villages
Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 05.01.2007:
Intimacy and the Other: By Dr. Ali Qleibo
The discourse of silence is constitutive of Palestinian individual identity. Discretion, knowing when to speak and when to observe silence, underlies the conscious awareness of the barriers between the private and the public. Nevertheless, the systemically suppressed discourse exerts a constraining outline on social interaction. In fact, social(...)
Lepers, Lunatics and Saints
Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 02.10.2006:
Jerusalem Quarterly File
issue 20, published in Winter 2004
The Nativist Ethnography of Tawfiq Canaan and his Jerusalem Circle
by Salim Tamari
The separation of Arab and Jewish lepers in the Talbieh Leprosarium, during the war of 1948, marked one of those defining moments in the annals of Jerusalem and the Arab-Israeli conflict. It signalled a turning point (...)