Images of a tour in Palestine 100 years ago

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 07.06.2012:


(via Mazin Qumsiyeh, Beit Sahour)

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Popular Resistance in Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

A History of Hope and Empowerment

By Mazin B. Qumsiyeh

Pluto Press (London), 2011, 320 pages, $20.00

Arabic edition, Muwatin

Soon to be available in French, German, and Italian.

Over two-thirds of the 10 million native Palestinians in the world are refugees or displaced people. This reality, like all other simila(...)

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Sumud: new book

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 22.02.2012:

SUMUD: Soul of the Palestinian People: Reflections and Experiences

Toine van Teeffelen, with Victoria Biggs and the Sumud Story House in Bethlehem

Arab Educational Institute

Culture and Palestine series

Bethlehem 2012

Two central chapters:

Chapter 5. A living and human ideal

When the word ‘sumud’ began to appear in discussion during the 1970s a(...)

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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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Where Commemoration Meets Celebration

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.10.2011:

By Mazin Qumsiyeh


October 2011

On 15 May this year, a teenager climbed the abandoned house of the original Al-Walaja Village and raised a Palestinian flag as Israeli jeeps arrived. Ahmad had a big smile on his face as those gathered clapped their hands and sang a national song. We were young and old, male and female, Christians, Muslims, and even some Jews. We had cr(...)

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First communion on Nakba Day

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 16.05.2011:

Toine van Teeffelen

May 15, 2011

It was yesterday a strange mixture of festivenous and Nakba day - the commemoration of the expulsion and flight of Palestinians in 1948 when the state of Israel was established. Festiveness: Tamer had his first communion in the Nativity Church. Mary and I remember that the main events in his young life have been linked up to politics. He was born(...)

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The Natural History Museum

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 17.01.2007:

By Simon Awad

Palestinian natural heritage is an integral part of the Palestinian national identity. This is because of the diverse range of fauna and flora that is found in such a small area that Palestinians call home. The richness of the land’s biodiversity is linked to the variety of landscapes, climate, and its strategic location. Thus, one can say that Palestine is a natural muse(...)

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