Reflections on the Palestinian Art Movement before 1948

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

The Paintings of Jabra Ibrahim Jabra

By George Al Ama and Nada Atrash


May 2012

The Palestinian Nakba in 1948 and the rapid succession of events in its aftermath have undoubtedly left their mark on the various aspects of life in Palestine, including the literary and artistic movements. During the few years before the Nakba, the art movement witnessed a rapid ev(...)

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Palestinian Cave Culture

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 09.03.2011:

Palestinian Cave Culture Underground Cities and Cave Dwellings in the Mountains of Hebron

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

This Week in Palestine March 2011

Leading a life of dire poverty, hayat el-kafaf, is beyond contemporary Palestinian imagination.

“How did people survive in years of drought in the old days?” I asked Abu Ali on our way to visit the abandoned cave dwellings in(...)

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Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 15.03.2009:

The Artas Folklore Center

Invites you to the

Fifteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival

Friday, May 1, 2009

In the Village of Artas Near Bethlehem



Experience Artas's unique ecosystem and traces of its past from prehistory to the present, see its hidden links to (...)

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1966 – Elali, Masrieh, Hazboun and Asfora families reunion

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 25.01.2008:

1966 - ELALI, MASRIEH, HAZBOUN and ASFORA families get-together to celebrate a birthday.1-Solange Hanna Asfora. 2-Evelin Awad, wife of Tawfiq (16). 3-Margo Giries Masrieh, wife of Khalil Butros Hazboun (4). 4-Khalil Butros Hasbun. 5-Julia Abdallah Asfoura, 2nd wife of Giries (14). 6-Hanna Abdallah A(...)

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Bedouins and peasants

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.07.2007:

Palestinian Cave Dwellers and Holy Shrines: The Passing of Traditional Society

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

Every village is unique.

Field work reveals that the generic noun “peasant” has no absolute referential value. Moreover the traditional dichotomy of “Bedouin/peasant” totally dissolves when subjected to close analysis. In fact, both communities are “traders” - shrewd enterpris(...)

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Bet Suriq/Bet Shinneh

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.06.2007:

Love and Life in a Palestinian Village

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

Three huge ancient oak trees huddle closely together, and two younger ones, not more than two hundred years old, stand to their right in the curb along the winding road from Jerusalem to Bet Suriq. The history of these trees dates back more than five hundred years; remnants of a Palestine once famed for its oak woods. In c(...)

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2007 Artas Lettuce Festival; Tantoura Puppet Theater, Hebron

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 08.06.2007:

From Playbill of Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival Friday, April 13, 2007 1:30

Mr. Nidal Al Khateeb established Al Tantoura in October 1995. Ever since then the management of the Theatre has managed to create a wide of network of relations with governmental, non-governmental organizations as well as with schools, kindergartens, clubs, charitable societies as well as summer camps(...)

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The Artas Lettuce Festival 2007 in a Lettuce Leaf

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 08.06.2007:

The Artas Valley became a giant salad bowl during the four-day Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival which took place April 12-15, 2007. To the lettuce in the hothouses were added peppery poetry, a zest of zajjel and a lot more than a dash of debka, and, yes some salt in the wounds alluded to in the drama(...)

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Artas Lettuce Festival 2007: 22 Tantoura Puppet Theater

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 06.06.2007:

This large cardboard image of the Dome of the Rock is as close as most of these children can hope to get to the religious sanctuary which has come, perhaps more than any single image, to symbolize Jerusalem. They are part of a generation which has been denied entry into the Holy City. The puppet show they ar(...)

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Artas Lettuce Festival 2007: 32 Farmer’s Market and Economic Impact

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 06.06.2007:

The farmer's market, featuring the famous Artas lettuce, packaged herbs and homemade preserved delicacies, took place under an improvised awning next to the building housing the embroidery and exhibit. This market was only one of many income-generating activities of the Lettuce Festival (...)

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