The Palestinian National Song A Personal Testimony

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 31.03.2007:

By Rima Tarazi

The history of music has been closely linked to the spoken language since time immemorial. Linguistic intonation and rhythmic patterns influenced the emergence of musical styles and genres within various countries and communities. These patterns became the basis for accompanying the human voice in expressing a variety of human emotions, tribulations and aspirations, refl(...)

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Vera Tamari – artist

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 11.06.2006:

"We Lack the Family Atmosphere These Days"

By Rana Anani

Vera Tamari comes from an artistic family. Her brother Vladimir is a painter, and her sister, Tania Nasser, a singer. They were brought up in a climate of interest in music, literature and visual art. Vera studied fine arts at Beirut Girls College before going on to study ceramics in Florence, supplemented by courses in Br(...)

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Bethlehem history – from 19th century on

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 30.05.2006:


(see the previous item "Bethlehem History - until 19th century" for the earlier history of Bethlehem)

The 19th century was a time of momentous changes in Bethlehem. The French revolution of the late 18th century promulgated the principles of freedom, equality and fraternity. Napoleon applied them to serve expansionist European wars. Due to the introduct(...)

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