Sumud and the Wall conference

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 12.11.2011:


30 April - 1 May, 2010

Conference program

Venue: Bethlehem University, Furno Hall

Initiators: Oxford Brookes University (UK), Paris-Est University (France) and the Arab Educational Institute (Palestine)

Academic partners: Al-Quds Open University and Bethlehem University (Palestine) and Utrecht University (Netherlands)



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Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 14.10.2007:

The inhabitants of Beit Jala were, since ancient times, and still are, divided into 5 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 Beit Jala are grouped accordingly up to present times.

Many variations in spelling of a particular same name a(...)

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Palestinian Embroidery and Textiles

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 09.12.2006:

A Nation’s Tale

By Khader Musleh

Embroidery for Palestinians represents a bridge that connects the current context to their history before the Diaspora. This is one of the main reasons that Palestinian women adhere to the traditional attire that has powerfully portrayed their lifestyle and traditions for hundreds of years.

Many of the motifs we now see on modern Palestini(...)

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The Embroidery of Ramallah

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 17.06.2006:

By Nuha Musleh

This is the first article in a series on Palestinian embroidery and especially that of the Ramallah area, looking at the meaning of the patterns used and their significance, the stories behind them and their importance in Palestinian folklore. This article will look at Ramallah's festive attire, referring to an article that was written in 1935 by Grace Crowfoot and Phy(...)

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I Spent The Whole Night Coloring Eggs

Contributed by Terra Sancta School For Girls on 11.03.2006:

Reem Musleh

I decided to visit my grandparents who are living alone in their house. You could see the smile on their faces when they saw me coming into the house. They were so happy when I kissed them and sat down to have dinner with them. While we were eating, I saw the sad scenes of Palestinian suffering on TV, and some questions popped up in my head. I began asking my grandparents q(...)

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Hanna Musleh

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

November 2005

A passionate Palestinian filmmaker and educator, one would think that a man like Hanna W. Musleh, who has accomplished so much, would not be so humble. But Musleh is one who embodies this modesty: his tone of voice is low, his demeanour serene, his shyness dignified and his friendliness noble.

Musleh was born in 1954 in Beit Jala to Wa(...)

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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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