Palestinians in the Diaspora

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 03.11.2011:

A Story of Existence

By Mohammed A.K. Owaineh

TWIP November 2011

As a young child, I saw Palestinians in the diaspora as merely numbers I learned about in my “national education” books, a subject of discussion that my father and older brothers used to have, or, as I recall, videos of the massacres of Sabra and Shatila camps in Lebanon that were shown on TV. These were the(...)

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Musa Chahuan from Beit-Jala

Contributed by Nasif Masad on 28.02.2009:

Standing Back
1- Rosa Musa Fache, daughter of (Nakhleh) Najleh Musa, brother of Elias Musa.
2- Gabriel Musa Chahuan
3- Salvador Musa Chahuan
4- Estrella (Nigmeh) Musa Chahuan Wife of Elias Gharfeh.
5- Moises Musa Chahuan
6- Lidia Issa Sharaf, with her daughter Sara (...)

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The Movie Lemon Tree

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 28.11.2008:


Luisa Morgantini’s introduction to the Italian Press-book of the movie

(from a mailing of Morgantini 28-11-2008)

LEMON TREE directed by Eran Riklis


by Luisa Morgantini

Vice-President of the European Parliament

One of the founders of the International network Wom(...)

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Palestine in Education – an annotated bibliography

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 08.03.2008:

The following is an annotated list of publications on the subject of "Palestine in Education" compiled as part of a project of AEI-Open Windows, YMCA-East-Jerusalem and Ittijah - Union of Arab-based communities in Haifa.



AEI-Open Windows, YMCA-East-Jerusalem/Advocacy Desk and ittijah (...)

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Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 14.10.2007:

The inhabitants of Bethlehem were, since ancient times, and still are, divided into 8 clans (Harat).

Each clan (Hara) consists of a group of families, some of which are original inhabitants and others who chose to join a particular clan. The voting or electoral rolls of Bethlehem are grouped accordingly up to present times.

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Salma Khadra Jayyusi, poet and critic

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 03.10.2007:

Salma Khadra Jayyusi was born in Jordan to a Palestinian father and a Lebanese mother. She grew up in Palestine surrounded by books on Arab/Islamic and Western culture, listened endlessly to stories of Arab/Islamic history and to the legends of courage, love and charity from both Arab and Western cultures; and witnessed her father's persistent struggle to gain justice for the Palestinians. Sh(...)

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In the Spotlight: Nablus Culture

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 05.03.2007:

By Sami Hammad

What can be said of cultural life in Nablus? Is it possible for culture and military occupation to exist side by side? How can we define culture? Is it part of the arts as are music, theatre, and literature? Is it a set of habits and traditions? Or is it a form of heritage as architecture or food? Can we separate culture from education? Is it possible to view culture as (...)

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Ahdaf Soueif: Art of resistance

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 22.10.2006:

Ahdaf Soueif on how Palestinians are reaching out across the globe creatively

Saturday October 21, 2006

The Guardian

Last Saturday at the Festival of Palestinian Literature in Manchester, Salma Khadra Jayyusi walked slowly to a microphone in a large auditorium. Poet, critic, academic and translator, Professor Jayyusi, now frail and a little hard of hearing, is the undispu(...)

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Reem Kelani: Telling the Palestinian narrative through song

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 02.10.2006:

Susannah Tarbush, The Electronic Intifada, 11 July 2006

The debut CD of Palestinian singer Reem Kelani - "Sprinting Gazelle: Palestinian Songs from the Motherland and the Diaspora" - is a major contribution from this remarkable singer, musical researcher and broadcaster towards reviving and spreading Palestinian culture.

In the weeks since "Sprinting Gazelle" was released in the(...)

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Feast days in Jerusalem as they used to be

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 28.05.2006:

The following are remembrances of Subbi Ghosheh:

One of my friends recently asked me, a tone of blame in his voice, why I had stopped sending cards for various feast days, and why I never seemed to enjoy any of these occasions. I did not deny this, for I have definitely neglected some wonderful traditions since I was forced to leave Jerusalem. I am neither the first nor the last person(...)

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