Notable Palestinians

Palestinian girls “Einsteins of tomorrow”

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 25.05.2010:

From

http://abcnews.go.com/International/palestinian-girls-einsteins-tomorrow-walking-cane-invention-blind/story?id=10498159

Palestinian Girls Could Be 'Einsteins of Tomorrow'

Teen Inventors Know the Way to San Jose After Designing Walking Cane for the Blind

By SIMON MCGREGOR-WOOD

JERUSALEM, April 28, 2010

Three teenage Palestinian girls from Nablus a(...)

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Muayad Alayan

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.01.2010:

By Amal Alayan

“It takes a village to make a film.” This acknowledgement by 24-year-old up-and-coming Palestinian filmmaker Muayad Alayan is frequently expressed at his film screenings. “Making a film in Palestine is like having a wedding: a director turns to close friends and family,” says Alayan.

“People were like, ‘If Muayad is making a movie, we’ll help him.’ It was as thoug(...)

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Rula Halawani, photographer

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.01.2010:

Any of us see the relationship between the photographer and his/her subjects as if the camera were an extension of the photographer’s eye. In the case of Rula Halawani (1964), an internationally renowned Palestinian photographer who was born, raised, and continues to live in the Mount of Olives neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, the camera is not only an extension of her eye, but also of her hu(...)

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Ata Khatab: Dancer, Choreographer, and Dance Trainer

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 18.09.2009:

By Hana Awwad

In 1979, ten years before Ata Khatab was born, Mohammad Ata and two other young men founded a humble dabkeh group. This dabkeh group would later be known as El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe and would later become one of Palestine’s leading dance troupes. Yet, at the time, Mohammad Ata probably had no idea that ten years later he would have a son, Ata. Or that tw(...)

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Ghada Harami, working on disabilities

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 18.09.2009:

Disabilities Are to Be Overcome … All the Way till Perfection

“When the telephone rang, I was in the middle of a busy workload in my office at Diakonia/NAD,” recounts Irene Siniora. “The call was from This Week in Palestine, and the news, well, an upcoming issue will be about disability and special needs in Palestine. Not only that, but Ghada Harami, whom I know very well and admire s(...)

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Hani Zurob, painter

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 18.09.2009:

“He is a typical Palestinian from the class that has suffered the most. His most recent paintings have been made up of bitumen and not paint. I find this very symbolic. Bitumen is the dirtiest of all materials and yet out of this he creates art, producing human faces that look illuminated. He is a guy to watch as he connects with all generations of image-makers.”

This guy, whom Kamal B(...)

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Elias Hezeineh, Palestinian Magician

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 14.04.2009:

PNN Newsletter 11.04.09 - 12:11

PNN exclusive / Hiba Lama – Elias Hezeineh is a magician performing throughout the Arab world and Europe. With piles of books and magazines on magic and the corners of his home stacked with the equipment of new tricks, the 30-something Palestinian is a sight to behold.

With an easy smile he says, “Want to see something?” while rolling silver half-(...)

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Profiles from Palestine – NOT Desperate Housewives

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.03.2009:

By Carol Sansour Dabdoub

I do not necessarily find dedicating an issue of TWIP to Palestinian Women appealing. In fact, I argue that trying to categorize and frame women based on gender does not always serve the purpose of positive discrimination. Plus, what about Palestinian Men? Is TWIP planning to have a month for them? Is someone organizing a Palestinian Men Film Festival soon? Or (...)

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Majd Hajjaj-Rimawi, circus performer

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.03.2009:

Circus & Grandma

By Majd Youssef Hajjaj-Rimawi

Has your grandmother ever criticized the way you dress, talk, or the things you like doing? Don’t we all love our grandmothers though? I visit my lovely grandmas every once in a while, but it always turns out to be not enough! Anyway, I am not writing here today to talk about grandmothers, but I remember how my grandma once said(...)

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Samia Totah, business woman

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.03.2009:

Women in IT

By Samia Jubran Totah

It is not common in one’s life to have the opportunity of accepting a regional award. But when my company’s name and my company’s product were called to receive an award in an Arab Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) conference for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries in Beirut last November, I never felt more reward(...)

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