Notable Palestinians

Faida Daibes-Murad wins environmental prize in Sweden

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.05.2006:

The Edberg Foundation in Sweden awarded its annual Edberg Award to Fadia Daibes-Murad for her work with water related issues in Palestine and the Middle East. In its decision to award Daibes-Murad the Award, the board of the Edberg Foundation found that on a scientific and practical platform Daibes-Murad has shown that there are possible solutions using peaceful means to achieve trans-boundar(...)

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Milad Fatouleh: Palestinian Child Wins Prestigious Prize in Italy

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.05.2006:

Milad Fatouleh, a 10-year-old boy from Beit Jala, went to Italy last November to represent Palestine at the Zecchino d’Oro children’s song festival. He won the first prize for his song Una Stella a Betlemme (A Star in Bethlehem), written and composed by Tony Jiacaman, the director of the Higher Institute of Music in Bethlehem, where Fatouleh does voice training and studies the lute.

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Hisham Sharabi Ph.D. 1927 – 2005

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.05.2006:

On January 13, 2005, Dr. Hisham Sharabi died in Beirut, Lebanon. He was 78 years old. Born in Jaffa, Palestine, Dr. Sharabi’s political activism started at an early age. In 1947, Dr. Sharabi graduated from the American University in Beirut with a B.A. in philosophy and joined the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP). The group’s uncompromising determination on the issue of Palestine captiv(...)

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Daniel Zoughbie: Global Micro-Clinic Founder

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 24.05.2006:

Berkeley Undergrad Sets Up Mini-Clinics

KGO By Carolyn Johnson

May 22 2006 - KGO - The commencement speaker for hundreds of students in the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley is a remarkable undergrad who came up with a concept that could revolutionize healthcare on a global level. He's already put his plan to work in Palestine.

Daniel Zoughbie, Global Micro-C(...)

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Ahmed Harb, author and university lecturer

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 18.05.2006:

Ahmed Harb is a professor in English Language and Literature at Birzeit University as well as a literary writer. He received in November 1997 the Palestine Prize in the genre of the novel.

I was born in 1951 in a small village south of Hebron, Dahariyeh. My witnessing of the continuous Israeli aggression in the village as well as my simple but rich life as a shepherd boy had a great in(...)

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Julia Dabdoub, Bethlehem

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 18.05.2006:

Mrs Julia Dabdoub is the president of the 50 year-old [now almost 60-year] Arab Women's Union in Bethlehem. One of their major activities is the running of the intimate Bethlehem Museum, located not far from the Church of Nativity.

In the Bible it is said that Saint Joseph and the Virgin Mary came to a "hostel" or "inn" in Bethlehem. We know that Joseph was originally from Bethlehem, h(...)

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Interview with Mitri Raheb: Recounting ordinary stories

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 16.05.2006:

The following is an old interview with Mitri Raheb, reverend at the Christmas Church in Bethlehem, which is interesting for Palestine-Family.Net because of its emphasis upon the need for Palestinians to revive old stories, songs, and other cultural items.

Source: The Jerusalem Times, October 17, 1997. Interview taken by Toine van Teeffelen

Mitri Raheb was born in Bethlehem out o(...)

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Musa Sanad – by Leyla Zuaiter

Contributed by Ibrahim Marazka on 17.11.2005:

Death of a Modern Day Palestinian Folk Hero

Musa Sanad, Artas Folklore Center

1949-2005

By Leyla Zuaiter

“With Musa Sanad’s death, the Palestinians have lost a seminal figure in the field of Palestinian heritage preservation,” says Maha Sacca, head of the Palestinian Heritage Center in Bethlehem. “Artas will miss Musa Sanad the way the Palestinian people mi(...)

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