Odysseus, Al-Nakba, and the Sea

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 06.07.2010:

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

This Week in Palestine, June 2010

“The regal nymph Calypso,

once she’d heard Zeus’s message, went off to find

great-hearted Odysseus. She found him by the shore,

sitting down there, with his eyes always full of tears,

because his sweet life was passing while he mourned

for his return.… That great-hearted man sat crying on the (...)

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Al Jib and the Wall

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 20.06.2008:

Why Are Those Men in Black Camping Near the Wall?

Penny Johnson

Jerusalem Quarterly

Issue 33 Winter edition, 2007

An Israeli ‘archeological dig’ along the path of the wall in al-Jib in the West Bank. Al-Jib is the site of 7th-8th century wine cellars and has been identified as the Biblical ‘Gibeo(...)

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Al-Nakba of 1948, Dr Khalil Nakhleh

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 04.05.2008:

Al-Nakba of 1948: Older than sixty, for sure; but how long will it persist?

By Dr. Khalil Nakhleh

The need to re-focus our understanding of al-Nakba

I am not really certain when we started to label what happened to our people and our country, following the establishment of the state of Israel, as al-Nakba. But this is not really the important point. What is important, fro(...)

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Carob, Fennel, and the Red Soil of Gimzo

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 23.06.2007:

Crafting Palestinian Identity

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

“It is spring, and the fennel grows in abundance in the valley of Gimzo,” sighs Dr. Fawzieh, a professor of history at Al Quds Open University in Jericho. “The fragrance of our fresh wild fennel soaks the horizon.” The spatial and temporal distance dissolves as the description of Gimzo, ten kilometres from Lod airport, becomes more(...)

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