Verdwijntruc: landeigenaars in Betlehem

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 12.12.2011:

door Toine van Teeffelen


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Een paar dagen geleden vertelde Mary’s oom Jamal dat hij en 181 andere burgers uit het Betlehem-gebied nu geen enkele toegang meer hebben tot hun grond in het noordelijk deel van Betlehem. In totaal is zo’n 7000 dunam (een dunam is 1000 m2) geannexeerd bij Jeruzalem en door het Israelisch leger ingenomen voor de b(...)

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Adnan Musallem, interview about sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 10.12.2011:


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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Walid Mustafa, interview about sumud

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 10.12.2011:


Dr Walid Mustafa is associate professor in the department of humanities at Bethlehem University and its former Dean of Arts and Dean of Students. Dr Mustafa received his Ph.D. from Kiev State University in the Ukraine and has authored numerous publications about history, society, demographics and politics in the region. He is board member of the Arab E(...)

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Mary van Teeffelen-Morcos: Mary’s anger

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 08.12.2011:

The following is the story of Mary van Teeffelen-Morcos as recorded by Toine van Teeffelen on 10 April 2007:

I went to the checkpoint with Yara and Tamer, after getting my Easter permit at the parish. As always, the rings and jewelry had to be put in the basket. Yara, too, took off her bracelet. She went in and out of the X ray each time putting off something new but the machine stayed(...)

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Antoinette Knesevich, Bethlehem

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 08.12.2011:


March, 2008

Let me introduce myself. I am a Palestinian and was born in Beit Jala in 1934. My family originates from Austria and came to Palestine in 1885. My husband, Henry Knesevich, was born in Gaza and was son of Alexander Antonio Knesevich, the first British consul in Gaza during the British occupation. Henry was the direc(...)

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The Hebronite Spirit of Enterprise

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 01.12.2011:

TWIP December 2011

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

المَالُ وَالبَنُونَ زِينَةُ الحَيَاةِ الد نيَا وَالبَاقِيَاتُ

الصالِحَاتُ خَيرٌ عِندَ رَبِكَ ثَوَابًا وَخَيرٌ أَمَلًا

Wealth and sons are allurements of the life of this world:

But the things that endure, good deeds, are best in the sight of thy Lord, as rewards, and best as (the foundation for) hopes. Al Qur’an, Suret el(...)

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Indigo Plant, Pomegranate, and Saffron Flowers

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.11.2011:

Indigo Plant, Pomegranate, and Saffron Flowers … A Festival of Colours

By George Al Ama and Nada Atrash, with contributions from Maha Saca

The traditional Palestinian costume: a composition of colours that not only expresses the harmonious taste of an owner and the skills of an experienced embroideress but is also an authentic mixture of cultural heritage and identity. The colou(...)

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Sandra Nasser

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 12.11.2011:

“I took a decision that I had to be strong”

Before the second Intifada my life was going well and I was very happy because I had just started a new family. In 1996, I was newly married at the age of 17 after finishing my school. I was young then and so anxious to do things in life. I had my first son after 11 months of marriage so I became a new mother too. My husband and I were very h(...)

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Malvina Jawal Awad

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 12.11.2011:

“Because of the mud, we were obliged to sit cross-legged on the chairs”

I am a Palestinian woman. I was born in Bethlehem and lived and grew up in the town of Beit Jala. I was raised in a humble and simple family full of love, spirituality and sacrifice. We shared our love with all people, Christians and Muslims; there was no difference between us and we joined the same school, St. Jos(...)

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Sumud and the Wall conference

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 12.11.2011:


30 April - 1 May, 2010

Conference program

Venue: Bethlehem University, Furno Hall

Initiators: Oxford Brookes University (UK), Paris-Est University (France) and the Arab Educational Institute (Palestine)

Academic partners: Al-Quds Open University and Bethlehem University (Palestine) and Utrecht University (Netherlands)



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