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Palestinians in the United States

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 26.03.2008:

The Untold Success Story

By Hussein Ibish

The Palestinian-American community is a large, vibrant, and increasingly important component of American life; it constitutes a significant bridge between the Middle East and the United States. Palestinian Americans are among the most active Arab Americans and are deeply conscious of their heritage and their engagement with Palestine, th(...)

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Religious Sites in Nazareth (al-Nasira)

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 18.10.2006:

Nazareth's Old city is a wonderful Mediterranean mountain town. To make sure it stays that way, a municipal team has identified architectural and historical sites that should be preserved. One of them, at the foot of the ridge, is a large concentration of traditional two-story houses of Galilee stone, with tile roofs, patios, and inner courtyards. Most of these were built in the 1800s or 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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Fadwa Tuqan, Poet (1917-2003)

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 23.05.2006:

"It would be enough for me to die in my country, to be buried, to dissolve and be annihilated"

Fadwa Tuqan is the grande dame of Palestinian letters. She is considered one of the best pioneering contemporary Arab poets. Born in 1917 to one of Nablus?s leading families, Tuqan, whose work has won several international prizes, knew Palestine under British rule, the creation of the state(...)

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