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
Two central chapters:
Chapter 5. A living and human ideal
When the word ‘sumud’ began to appear in discussion during the 1970s a(...)
Fatenah, an animation from Gaza
Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.01.2010:
Fatenah is a 27-year-old young woman who lives in the Gaza Strip. Her life was like that of many other women in Gaza, until she became ill.
This short, 27-minute animation - the first Palestinian-produced animation - reproduces with incredible accuracy the scenarios of Gaza City. The story, untold till now, is a breathtaking adventure that takes the viewer on a journey that accompanies(...)
Shafiq al-Hout’s Story
Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 05.08.2009:
Beiruti in Jaffa, Yafawi in Beirut
Tribute, the electronic intifada, 4 August 2009
On Sunday, 2 August 2009, the celebrated journalist and founding member of the Palestine Liberation Organization Shafiq al-Hout passed away in Beirut, Lebanon at the age of 77. The following is part of Shafiq's story as told to me as part (...)
Wadi al-Joz: In Focus
Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 25.01.2009:
Spring 1998, Issue 1
The information for this essay was collected by Dalia Habash. It was directed and written by Martina Rieker. The essay is primarily based on interviews and stories that people shared about themselves and their neighborhood.
For both Palestinian and Israeli Jerusalemites, the term Wadi al-Joz is synonymous with the car repair shops (...)
From Humble Beginnings… The East Jerusalem YMCA
Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.05.2008:
By Michel W. Asfour
The East Jerusalem YMCA (EJ-YMCA) is known as the warm and friendly place for Palestinian sports and youth work in the West Bank. Many sports leaders, players, and sports fans often used to stop at the YMCA before or after visiting the holy places or their families and friends, when access to Jerusalem was permitted. Even with today’s reality, the YMCA remains Jerus(...)
NAMES OF THE FAMILIES OF BETHLEHEM
Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 14.10.2007:
The inhabitants of Bethlehem were, since ancient times, and still are, divided into 8 clans (Harat).
Each clan (Hara) consists of a group of families, some of which are original inhabitants and others who chose to join a particular clan. The voting or electoral rolls of Bethlehem are grouped accordingly up to present times.
Bethlehem 1956 – Teachers’ Meeting at Terra Sancta College.
Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 18.08.2007:
Bethlehem 1956 - Teachers' Meeting at Terra Sancta College.
(Photo by Teacher Fayez Nasser).Clockwise: ?Giacaman, Ibrahim Abou-Hmood , Hanna Kafieh, Hanna Musallam, ?Sakhel, ? , ?Shehab, Fr. Paulo Mastrangeli, Mary Karra'a, Linda Kamar, ? , George Khouri, ? , Francis Habash, Louis Hazboun.
The Nasser-Jaar Genealogic Family Tree with Historical Timelines
Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 13.08.2007:
The Nasser-Jaar Genealogic Family Tree with Historical Timelines, including a Biography of Issa Yaqoub Nasser.
Compiled by: Fayez (Frank) Nasser,
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
(NOTE: THIS WORK IS STILL IN PROGRESS, and EDITING IS INCOMPLETE. ANYONE INTERESTED IN GETTING THE DRAFT IN MSWord Format SHOULD CONTACT THE WRITE(...)
THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE OF BETHLEHEM CONSIST OF SIX LARGE FAMILIES
Contributed by Alex Kattan on 04.05.2007:
Any errors or omissions, in the information below, are not intended.
Corrections are welcome.
Remember : Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
1 ) FARAHIYEH
- ANTON MARIA
- GIAAR (JAAR)
Resilience in the Palestinian Occupied Territories (1)
Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 03.09.2006:
RESILIENCE IN THE PALESTINIAN OCCUPIED TERRITORIES (1)
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(...)