Suleiman

Mary’s mother passes away

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 17.09.2014:

Bethlehem

17/9/2014

Mary’s mother, Milia Salman, passed away quietly last Friday at the blessed age of 93 years. The family name Salman is related to Solomon (or Suleiman in Arabic), as the name of her deceased husband Morcos is related to St Mark, the apostle.

At the final stages of her life the family from Bethlehem and Paris could only have limited contact with her due(...)

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Family Letters Between Palestine and the Americas (1925-1939)

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 25.10.2011:

Autumn 2011,47

Jerusalem Quaterly

Trouble with the In-Laws: Family Letters Between Palestine and the Americas (1925-1939)

Nadim Bawalsa

Introduction

Historians of modern Palestine have generally overlooked autobiographical sources of non-elite Palestinians. For some, however, these sources have proven compelling for larger historical debates. Beshara Doumani(...)

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King Suleiman, the snake and the mole.

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 28.05.2009:

King Suleiman went to visit Syria, for a change of air. The mole heard that Suleiman was in Syria. She came to lay a complaint: Why, oh ruler, have I no eyes like other creatures?” Suleiman replied, saying: “This is not the place of judgement – the judgement seat is in Jerusalem the noble city; there is my throne.”

Afterwards the snake also learnt that the famous ruler was in Syria. Sh(...)

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Ramla

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.01.2009:

By Mariam Shahin with photographs by George Azar

Founded in 716 during the rule of Umayyad Caliph Suleiman Ibn Abd el-Malik, Ramla was once simply described as a “fine city.” Like so many “new” cities, Ramla was fresh and young and unimpeded by the burdens of history. Its name, a derivative of ramle (“sand”), apparently referred to the sand dunes on which the city was built.

The(...)

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Haifa

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.01.2009:

By Mariam Shahin with photographs by George Azar

For the first 40 years of the 20th century, Haifa was the most sophisticated city in Palestine. As the de facto capital of the north, it was home to the country’s main port, the most important rail system, and a 1,200-mile-long oil pipeline that connected Palestine to Iraq.

Its population was cosmopolitan and its urban landscape w(...)

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Acre

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.01.2009:

By Mariam Shahin

“When he raised his head, something appeared in front of him. Through the pale blue mist were the domes and rooftops of Acre.” Ghassan Kanafani, from the short story, “Dr. Qassim Talks to Eva about Mansour Who Arrived in Safad.”

Acre was first mentioned in historical records almost 4,000 years ago. It was a Canaanite city specialised in glass manufacturing and a(...)

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Blue rough cotton woman’s shirt with pointed sleeves.

Contributed by S. Suleiman on 30.06.2008:

Plate 36. The sleeves of this shirt are cut out of one piece, and not put together, as is the case with the shirt shown on the previous plate. The seams are often decorated with multicoloured silk stitches. The native women of Jerusalem used to wear garments cut in a similar fashion, but of huge dimensions. They were gathered in the ancient Persian manner, and the upper sleeve-edges were tied(...)

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Blue rough cotton woman’s shirt with pointed sleeves.

Contributed by S. Suleiman on 30.06.2008:


Plate 36. SYRIA, PALESTINE.The sleeves of this shirt are cut out of one piece, and not put together, as is the case with the shirt shown on the previous plate. The seams are often decorated with multicoloured silk stitches. The native women of Jerusalem used to wear garments cut in a similar fashion, but(...)

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