Shaheen

Aanwezigheid, of: een star is born

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 06.03.2017:

Toine van Teeffelen

6-3-2017

Afgelopen zaterdag keerde Ya’coub Shaheen onder luid gejuich terug in Bethlehem en Ramallah. Na zijn optreden in de Arab Idols in Beiroet had hij niet alleen de handen van VIPs geschud maar ook verschillende Palestijnse vluchtelingenkampen rond Beiroet bezocht en daar gezongen, samen met medecontestant Amir Dandan uit Majd al-Krum in Galilea. Onder d(...)

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Presence, or a star is born

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 06.03.2017:

Toine van Teeffelen

Bethlehem

6/3/2017

On Saturday Ya’coub Shaheen was cheerfully welcomed in Bethlehem and Ramallah. After his performance in Arab Idols in Beirut he shook not only the hands of VIPs but visited and performed in several Palestinian refugee camps near Beirut, together with his co-contestant Amir Dandan from Majd al-Krum in the Galilee. The people in the ca(...)

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Pareltjes

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 11.02.2017:

Jacoub Shaheen is een Palestijnse christen uit Bethlehem die deelneemt aan de Arab Idols, een muziekcompetitie die in Beiroet wordt opgevoerd en breed in de Arabische wereld en daarbuiten wordt bekeken. Hij is populair, zeker ook hier in Bethlehem, en een van de overgebleven kandidaten, naast Amir, een Palestijn uit de VS.

Een van de juryleden is Ahlaam, een Saoedische zangeres. Op een(...)

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PEARLS

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 11.02.2017:

Ya’acoub Shaheen is a Palestinian Christian from Bethlehem who takes part in Arab Idols, a music competition staged in Lebanon and viewed allover the Arab world and beyond. He is popular, certainly here in Bethlehem, and one of the few remaining candidates, along with the Palestinian Amir who lives in the US.

One of the jury members is Ahlaam, a Saudi singer. At one point her comments (...)

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NAMES OF THE FAMILIES OF BEIT JALA

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 14.10.2007:

The inhabitants of Beit Jala were, since ancient times, and still are, divided into 5 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 Beit Jala are grouped accordingly up to present times.

Many variations in spelling of a particular same name a(...)

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NAMES OF THE FAMILIES OF BETHLEHEM

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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Bethlehem 1955 – Saturday Nights at Fayez Nasser’s place

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 05.09.2007:


Bethlehem 1955 - Saturday Nights at Fayez Nasser's place.Those were the days my friend, We thought they'd never end. We'd sing and dance forever and a day. We'd live the life we'd chose, We'd fight and never lose; For we were young and sure to have our way. [Song by Mary Hopkins].From left t(...)

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Bethlehem 1955 – Saturday Nights at Fayez Nasser’s place

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 05.09.2007:


Bethlehem 1955 - Saturday Night at Fayez Nasser's place on Bseileh Road (now Star Street).From Front to Back: Elias Sakhel & Henriette Marto Nina Sakhel & Yaqoub Lama, ? Kattan George Mahshi, ? Tabash and George Harb Hanna Canawati, Fayez Nasser & Shukri Shaheen and ?Those were the da(...)

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Dr. Naseeb Shaheen, historian

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 31.08.2007:

Dr. Naseeb Shaheen, the son of the well-known philanthropist Azeez Shaheen, was born in Chicago in 1931, but spent three years of his childhood, from 1935-1938, in Ramallah. He began his schooling at the Friends’ School, before the family returned to the United States in 1938.

He returned to the Middle East with his father in 1958 to attend the American University of Beirut, while his (...)

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Ramallah: Past and Present

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.08.2007:

By Issa Jamil Shihadeh

Ramallah, built on 19,000 dunums of land and located 16 kilometres north of Jerusalem, was known as “Ramalie” in 1186, when the king-consort of Jerusalem, Guy de Lusignan, offered this little village in trust to the German hospital in return for a one-year loan.

The name Ramallah is composed of “ram,” an Aramaic word that means “hill” and “Allah,” the Arab(...)

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