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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Palestinians in the Diaspora

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 03.11.2011:

A Story of Existence

By Mohammed A.K. Owaineh

TWIP November 2011

As a young child, I saw Palestinians in the diaspora as merely numbers I learned about in my “national education” books, a subject of discussion that my father and older brothers used to have, or, as I recall, videos of the massacres of Sabra and Shatila camps in Lebanon that were shown on TV. These were the(...)

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Identity and the Palestinians

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 20.02.2009:

By Sammy Kirreh


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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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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Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.01.2009:

By Mariam Shahin

“When he raised his head, something appeared in front of him. Through the pale blue mist were the domes and rooftops of Acre.” Ghassan Kanafani, from the short story, “Dr. Qassim Talks to Eva about Mansour Who Arrived in Safad.”

Acre was first mentioned in historical records almost 4,000 years ago. It was a Canaanite city specialised in glass manufacturing and a(...)

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Ghassan Kanafani

Contributed by Sufian Mustafa on 29.03.2008:

Painting by Lamis Khoury,Nazareth born,living in England. She can be reached at khourylamis@yahoo.co.uk Original Content Creator: Lamis Khoury

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Palestinian Cinema – An Example for the Region?

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 24.01.2008:

By Omar Al-Qattan

The Artist and the World

In trying to reconcile their imagination and their desires with the world around them, artists often find themselves trapped between the devil and the deep blue sea. Yet a work of art can momentarily lift us out of that trap, briefly allowing us to understand our past and present and also glimpse what could potentially happen in the fut(...)

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Ahmed Harb, author and university lecturer

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 18.05.2006:

Ahmed Harb is a professor in English Language and Literature at Birzeit University as well as a literary writer. He received in November 1997 the Palestine Prize in the genre of the novel.

I was born in 1951 in a small village south of Hebron, Dahariyeh. My witnessing of the continuous Israeli aggression in the village as well as my simple but rich life as a shepherd boy had a great in(...)

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Palestine & Palestinians Guidebook

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

August 2005

English translation by Carol Scheller-Doyle and Walid Shomali

Edited by Angela Godfrey and Jawad Musleh

Alternative Tourism Group, Ramallah, 2005, 443 pages.

Palestine & Palestinians is a comprehensive guidebook to what remains of Palestine both within Israel and within the currently occupied Palestinian territories. Av(...)

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