Notable Palestinians

Edmund Shehadeh, Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

Life in the occupied Palestinian territories remains harsh. Within the wider context of daily survival, little emphasis is placed on the needs of people with disabilities.

It was amidst this turmoil and these difficult living conditions that Mr. Edmund Shehadeh, who comes from a prominent family in Beit Jala in the Bethlehem District, start(...)

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Musa Sanad, Visionary Founder of the Artas Folklore Center

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 07.04.2012:

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The recent history of Artas falls into two periods marked by the death of Musa Sanad, founder of the Artas Folklore Center.Musa Sanad began the work of the Artas Folklore Centre 20 years before fulfilling his dream of opening the Artas Folklore Center. Read about the inspiring achievements of this man who use(...)

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Falestin Naili Artas Virtual Scholar in Residence

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 30.03.2012:

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The Artas Folklore Center is proud to announce Falestin Naili, our new “Virtual Scholar in Residence.” Falestin Naili is a social historian and anthropologist associated with the Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA) in Lyons/ Grenoble, France. She is a specialist of the entangled history linking Europe, the Americas and (...)

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Hamdan Taha, archeologist

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 11.11.2011:


August 2011

The assistant deputy minister at the sector of antiquities and cultural heritage of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities would not enjoy being characterised as the Palestinian Indiana Jones. He dislikes the perception of archaeology as a process of treasure-hunting, a thin step away from looting. Yet Dr. Hamdan Taha’s single-minded campaign to restore Palesti(...)

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Juan (Hanna) Michael Canahuati, entrepreneur

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 01.11.2011:

By George Al Ama and Nada Atrash

TWIP November 2011

Although, according to unofficial statistics, the Arab population in Honduras (most of which are of Palestinian origin) does not exceed 3 per cent of the six million inhabitants, they have contributed enormously to the economy, politics, and culture in their new country. To mention a few, the previous president, Carlos Roberto (...)

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Edward Said

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 31.10.2011:

A Mentor Who Mastered Speaking Truth to Power

By Vera Ghattas Baboun


November 2011

During the spring semester of 1992, I was one of three Palestinian students attending the Modern Critical Literary MA course at Hebrew University. On that day, as the discussion on Foucault’s Truth and Power was completed, our lecturer introduced Edward Said’s The World, the Tex(...)

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Diana Buttu

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 27.10.2011:


September 2011

Since her first visit to Palestine during the first Intifada, when she was only 16, Diana Buttu always felt something was quintessentially wrong in the Palestinian-Israeli equation. Whether they are the people of her native Nazareth or the Palestinians of Gaza, the Arabs of Palestine were constantly being undermined and oppressed by the Israelis in one way or(...)

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Jad Isaac, biologist and agriculturalist

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 23.09.2010:

This Week in Palestine, August 2010

Jad Isaac was born on 1 August 1947 in Beit Sahour. In 1963, he joined the Faculty of Agriculture at Cairo University and graduated with honours from the Food Science Department in 1968. Upon his return, he worked at the Department of Agriculture as an extension agent in Ramallah until he resigned in 1969 to work as a chemistry teacher in Bethlehem s(...)

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Nasser Abdul Hadi, cook

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 22.07.2010:

Palestinian Chef Finds Occupation Hard to Digest

by Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler, July 21, 2010

RAMALLAH – Nasser Abdulhadi is a mild-mannered man who runs a restaurant. He was always known as the jovial sort. One day, his friends say, he stopped being jovial. He chose instead to fight for a world title for one of his country’s national dishes, and through that to gain (...)

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Palestinians build solar car from scratch

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 22.07.2010:

Students overcome scant resources to put green prototype on Hebron's diesel and donkey polluted roads

Rachel Shabi in Jerusalem, Sunday 18 July 2010 20.05 BST

the solar car built by students at Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron Creative engineering …

Visitors to the West Bank town of Hebron this summer might find a strange-looking white vehi(...)

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