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Maftool

Contributed by Sufian Mustafa on 27.03.2008:

Maftool is feast food in Palestine; it is cooked at weddings and in honour of the dead, as it is suitable for the poor and the rich alike. The meat that accompanies maftool is usually chicken, which is considerably less expensive than red meat. Maftool can be had year round but it is popularly known as a winter dish. Maftool is very similar to couscous, the traditional national dish of most N(...)

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Yogurt “Cream of life”

Contributed by Sufian Mustafa on 27.03.2008:

Yogurt, Turkish for fermented milk, is of custard-like consistency and is slightly sour taste, obtained by the combined action of two species of bacteria. Ra-yib, Arabic for yogurt, literally means fermented, however, laban is more popular in Syrian countries, where as Laban is milk itself in Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula. The product is Arabic, most probably discovered by the Bedouins. The(...)

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Lamb cooking

Contributed by Sufian Mustafa on 27.03.2008:

Meat in Palestinian cooking is used in proportion to animal existence in nature. It is used in stuffings, as a side dish, or chopped into small pieces and cooked with vegetables to make the many stews that form an integral part of the Palestinian diet. Red meat is coarsely ground to make a meat sauté to cover rice, pasta and other dishes or finely ground and mixed with onion and parsley to be(...)

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English Culinary Words Derived From Arabic

Contributed by Sufian Mustafa on 27.03.2008:

A

Alcarazza

Alcohol

Alembic

Alfalfa

Alkali

Alkaline

Amber

Apricot

Artichoke

Aubergine

Asparagus

B

Balm

Balsam

Banana

C

Café

Cake

Camphor

Candy

Capers

Carafe

Caraway

Carob

Cassis

Caviar

Coffee

Courget(...)

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Palestinian Revolution Cinema

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 13.01.2008:

By Khadija Habshneh

“Through the still and animated picture we can convey and disseminate the concepts of revolution to the public and keep them alive.” With this concept in mind, the Department of Photography was established early in 1968 and later came to be known as the Palestine Films Unit. In the 1970s, the unit was transformed into the Palestinian Cinema Institute.

In the (...)

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A Brief History of Palestinian Cinema

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 04.01.2008:

By Khaled Elayyan

Political events in the Middle East, and especially in Palestine, have had a great influence on Palestinian cinema. Colonialism has always been a major obstacle that has hindered the natural development of the various sectors within Palestinian society. The Nakba in 1948, the Naksa in 1967, and the Beirut War in 1982, were dramatic events that augmented instability in(...)

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A Personal Account of the Life of Zahra al-Ja’uniyya

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 16.11.2007:

From Seferberlik to the Nakba: A Personal Account of the Life of Zahra al-Ja’uniyya

Adel Manna'

From: Jerusalem Quarterly

Institute of Jerusalem Studies

http://www.jerusalemquarterly.org/details.php?cat=4&id=237

My grandmother Zahra passed away at the age of over 70 on 6 March, 1968. Like most people of her generation, her exact birthday is unknown. Howe(...)

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The Short Life of Private Ihsan: Jerusalem 1915

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 16.11.2007:

Salim Tamari

From:

Jerusalem Quarterly

Institute of Jerusalem Studies

Jerusalem

http://www.jerusalemquarterly.org/details.php?cat=4&id=236

The hero of our story is Ihsan Hasan Turjman (1893-1917), an ordinary recruit in the Ottoman military headquarters in Jerusalem.1 His life was short and uneventful, having served as a clerk in the Logistics Dep(...)

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El Masmia El Kabeera

Contributed by Mustafa Mohanna on 28.02.2007:


A house, west of the village centre. Original Content Creator: Mustafa Mohanna

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El Masmia El Kabeera

Contributed by Mustafa Mohanna on 28.02.2007:


Boys School was established before 1948, East of the village centre. Now It is part of a base education corps of the Israeli army called Sha'arei Avraham. Original Content Creator: Mustafa Mohanna

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