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Beautiful Resistance

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

By Dr. Abdelfattah Abusrour

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

I was born Palestinian, and I don’t want to do anything to change this.

I was born in a refugee camp, in my own country, and there is nothing I can do about it.

I was born under occupation, and I will do everything possible or impossible to change this.

The culture and history of nations is p(...)

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Turning Palestine into Earth

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

By Ibrahim Matar

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

“I plowed Palestine into earth by ordering the demolition of 300 abandoned Palestinian villages from the Negev to the Galilee.” This is a statement made by Ra’anan Weitz, the director of the Jewish Agency’s Settlement Department in 1948 in an interview in the Jerusalem Post dated March 7, 1997. Over the ruins of these villa(...)

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Adnan Musallem, interview about sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 10.12.2011:

“SUMUD IS AN INCLUSIVE, COMPREHENSIVE CONCEPT”

Associate professor and former Dean of Arts at Bethlehem University, Dr Adnan Musallam teaches in its Department of Humanities. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in the contemporary history of the Arab world and the Middle East. He has conducted research and published widely on the contemporary history of the (...)

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Antoinette Kinesivich about the Rachel’s Tomb area

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 13.10.2011:

Antoinette Kinesevich lives quite isolated. She has to drive around the Wall at Rachel’s Tomb that is about 20 meter from her house in order to reach what once was the main street, the Hebron Road.

If you want to know about the wall you have to know what happened previously. Before 1948 we had good relations: Jews and Palestinian Muslims and Christians. We all lived together, sharing l(...)

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Epic series

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 23.04.2011:

Art, Music & Culture

Epic series "The Promise" dramatizes Palestine, past and present

Neville Rigby

The Electronic Intifada

15 April 2011

Nothing is guaranteed to arouse passions and stir consciences more than a great film dramatization that shines a light on the truth of an issue in ways that earnest documentaries and studious literature often do not.

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Sumud series: Interview Adnan Musallam

Contributed by Spirit Of Sumud Tourism Program on 29.08.2009:

Interview series about the meaning of “sumud” or steadfastness

Interview with Adnan Musallam

“SUMUD IS AN INCLUSIVE, COMPREHENSIVE CONCEPT”

Associate professor and former Dean of Arts at Bethlehem University, Dr Adnan Musallam teaches in its Department of Humanities. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in the contemporary history of the Arab wo(...)

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Shafiq al-Hout’s Story

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 05.08.2009:

Beiruti in Jaffa, Yafawi in Beirut

Tribute, the electronic intifada, 4 August 2009

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10694.shtml

On Sunday, 2 August 2009, the celebrated journalist and founding member of the Palestine Liberation Organization Shafiq al-Hout passed away in Beirut, Lebanon at the age of 77. The following is part of Shafiq's story as told to me as part (...)

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Sixty years ago in Battir

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 07.05.2008:

Reprinted from The Electronic Intifada website:

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article9513.shtml

Sixty years ago in Battir, my small hillside village near Jerusalem, I witnessed the chaotic collapse of the British Mandate administration in Palestine and the beginning of the Nakba.

The previous months had been decisive ones for the fate of Palestine, although we did not (...)

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Beginning of the Nakba in Baq’a (Jerusalem)

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 04.05.2008:

The Moshe Dayan Carpet and the Beginning of the Nakba in Baq’aBy David Halaby

I was only six months old when this story happened, but I learned about it a generation later. I was moving house in Berkeley, California, and my father was helping in the effort. As I carried a small - by then almost antique - carpet into our new house, my father saw it and said, “Oh, so you ended up with th(...)

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The Nakba: Alonia, Ein Karem, and Deir Yassin Palestinian Cultural Diversity and Ethnocide

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 04.05.2008:

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

The spiritual nature of Palestinian geography strikes deep roots in all the peoples who have settled the country throughout the past five millennia. The land itself exudes a prescient sense of the holy. Intimations of the Other, the elusive mystical feeling of a transcendent presence through whose grace the miracle of life continues, is inextricably related to the lan(...)

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