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The Nakba – 60 Years of Dignity and Justice Denied

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 04.05.2008:

By Ingrid Jaradat Gassner and Hazem Jamjoum

At the beginning of the 20th century, most Palestinians lived inside the borders of Palestine, which is now divided into Israel and the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. At that time, Palestine was one of several Arab territories that were part of the Ottoman Empire, and the indigenous Arab population aspired for independence and sovereignty(...)

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Prisoner of War: Yusif Sayigh, 1948 to 1949

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 02.12.2007:

Excerpts from his recollections

As told to and edited by Rosemary Sayigh

From:

Jerusalem Quarterly

Winter 2007

Issue 29

The Jerusalem Quarterly published in its fall 2006 issue the first of two instalments of Yusif Sayigh’s recollections describing his work in Jerusalem with the Arab Fund until much of Jerusalem was taken by Jewish fighters in 1948. Thi(...)

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Half a Century of Palestinian Folk Narratives

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 05.01.2007:

By Dr. Sharif Kanaana

Traditional Palestinian Narratives

Traditional Palestinian narratives can be defined as the types of narratives told by Palestinians who lived in the period of time leading up to 1948, the beginning of the ‘Nakbeh’, in a more or less stable, homogeneous, and settled, peasant agricultural society. This tradition is known to us from at least three different s(...)

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Resilience in the Palestinian Occupied Territories (1)

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 03.09.2006:

RESILIENCE IN THE PALESTINIAN OCCUPIED TERRITORIES (1)

Toine van Teeffelen, Hania Bitar and Saleem Habash

A focus on resilience is an extremely useful angle for looking at the mental health situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT: the West Bank, Gaza and East-Jerusalem). On the one hand, Palestinians there are dealing with a broad range of adversities and psycholo(...)

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Resilience in the Palestinian Occupied Territories (2)

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 26.06.2006:

RESILIENCE IN THE PALESTINIAN OCCUPIED TERRITORIES (2)

Toine van Teeffelen, Hania Bitar and Saleem Habash

THE STORY OF PYALARA

Pyalara was established in 1999, initially with the aim to serve a Palestinian youth audience as a youth media and communications–oriented non-governmental organization. It was an initiative by a group of youth journalists who were determined to g(...)

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Rosemary Sayigh: anthropologist

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 30.05.2006:

Interview by Toine van Teeffelen for The Jerusalem Times, October 10, 1997.

Being a journalist and teacher in Arab colleges in Lebanon -- my husband is a Palestinian from Tiberias -- I began to pick up on the story of the Palestinians in the 1960s. As an English Labour supporter I didn't really understand the Palestinian perspective; the Labour movement was more or less taken over by t(...)

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