Mai Masri Palestinian Filmmaker

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 20.06.2006:

Breaking Boundaries

Born to a Palestinian father from Nablus and an American mother from Texas, Masri has carried this dual sense of identity and estrangement throughout her life. Being Palestinian, she was exposed to dispossession early in life. She lived near the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut and, as a child, she remembers her house shaking as Israeli jets bombed the camp. She grew(...)

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Khalidi Library – Jerusalem

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 14.05.2006:

A Hidden Treasure

By Jocelyn M. Ajami

In the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City, a stone’s throw from the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, stands the Khalidi Library. Located on Tariq Bab al-Silsilah, or Chain Gate Street, the library might go totally unnoticed by a passerby, but it is the largest and finest private Palestinian library, and one of the largest private collection(...)

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The Longest Moment (Jerusalem, 1948)

Contributed by Terra Sancta School For Girls on 11.03.2006:

Mary Hazboun

I made an interview with my grandfather about his old memories. It was really interesting. I realized I should have done it a long time ago. My grandfather’s name is Emile Harb. I asked him just one question: “What do you remember about your past?” He took a breath and started:

“I was born on 5 August 1930. At the beginning of the Second World War, I was nine years (...)

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