Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 12.02.2012:


De regen klettert neer. Sabah al-Ward (morgen van de bloem), zegt de buschauffeur tegen de passagies die zich onder hun regencoats verbergen. De groet klinkt een beetje sarcastisch maar niet te veel. Wanneer de regen valt voelen de mensen zich goed. De regen houdt het land en de planten in leven.

Op een januarimorgen, ga ik in de stromende regen mee met een Nederlandse bez(...)

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Liberation seeds

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 12.02.2012:


It is raining heavily. Sabah al-Ward (morning of the flower), says the bus driver to the passengers who hide themselves under their raincoats. The greeting sounds a little sarcastic but not too much because when the rain falls, people here are basically in a good mood. Rain keeps the land and the plants alive.

During a morning in January, I am joining a Dutch group in heavy(...)

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Shafiq al-Hout’s Story

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 05.08.2009:

Beiruti in Jaffa, Yafawi in Beirut

Tribute, the electronic intifada, 4 August 2009

On Sunday, 2 August 2009, the celebrated journalist and founding member of the Palestine Liberation Organization Shafiq al-Hout passed away in Beirut, Lebanon at the age of 77. The following is part of Shafiq's story as told to me as part (...)

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Abdel Mohsin Al-Qattan, founder A.M. Qattan Foundation

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 26.03.2008:

Abdel Mohsin Al-Qattan was born in Jaffa on November 5, 1929. His father Hassan worked as a merchant in Jaffa’s thriving orange trade. His mother, Asma’ Khader, originally from Lyd, was descended from Egyptian parents who had fled the colonial labour camps - set up to build the Suez Canal - and settled in Palestine.

Abdel Mohsin’s father was illiterate, yet both he and his wife Asma’ ((...)

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