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Een beetje lucht

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 13.04.2014:

April 13, 2014

Toine van Teeffelen

Het is het Paasseizoen. De vergunningen om Jeruzalem te bezoeken komen laat. Misschien heeft het te maken met het vastgelopen “vredesproces”? Nadat het Palestijns Gezag zich had aangesloten bij een aantal internationale verdragen stelde Israel sancties in het vooruitzicht tegen deze “eenzijdige stap.” Maar in welk vredesproces wordt het tekenen(...)

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Gebroken kijk, gebroken werkelijkheid

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 12.03.2014:

Column uit Bethlehem

Toine van Teeffelen

Tijdens het ontbijt vertel ik over mijn voornemen om een tentoonstelling van de Palestijnse fotograaf Elias Halabi op de Muur bij Claire te bezoeken. De titel is “Fracturing Separation” – een scheiding breken. Er zijn twee mogelijke verstoorders: zware regen (goed voor het land na een extreme droge winter) en traangas. Er zijn bijna dagel(...)

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Fractured look, fractured reality

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 12.03.2014:

Column from Bethlehem

Toine van Teeffelen

March 2014

At breakfast I mention my plan to visit an exhibit of Palestinian photographer Elias Halabi next to the Wall at Claire’s. It is called “Fracturing Separation.” There are two possible spoilers: heavy rain (good for the country after an extremely dry winter) and teargas. There have been almost daily clashes at Aida camp, (...)

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Family History Based Tourism: Case in Point: Artas Folklore Center, the Twelfth Annual Lettuce Festival, April 7, 8 and 9, 2006, and Palestine-family.net.

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 05.02.2014:

Family History Based Tourism: Case in Point: Artas Folklore Center, the Twelfth Annual Lettuce Festival, April 7, 8 and 9, 2006, and Palestine-family.net.

By Leyla Zuaiter

The village of Artas, near the Solomon’s pools just south of Bethlehem ,enjoys a particularly rich and varied tangible and intangible heritage, which has been studied by local and foreign scholars almost cont(...)

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Chicago, Looking for Answers

Contributed by Maryam Sousan on 01.02.2014:

I am searching for my father's roots in Palestine. He died in 2007, and I have not been able to find any information on his family. His name is Elias Sousan

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Dood op het kerkhof

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 02.12.2013:

Toine van Teeffelen

Bethlehem, December 1, 2013

Zoals elke zondagmorgen vroeg komt de ka’ek man langs, met zijn brood met sesamzaadjes, falafel en in de oven heet gemaakte, bespikkelde eieren. Hij wil altijd graag wat meer verkopen en doet dan met een onschuldig gezicht of je vier falafels hebt besteld in plaats van een. Daarna schudt hij zijn hoofd over zoveel verstrooidheid va(...)

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Women’s stories about violence

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.10.2013:

This is a series of stories of women from the Bethlehem countryside, 2012, made for an AEI project on women's rights.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Married as a girl

A mother told us about her daughter who was forced to get engaged at the age of 14 to her cousin. She was still a little girl who used to play with the other children in the street. At the age of 15 she got married.(...)

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Women’s stories about health

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.10.2013:

This is a series of stories of Palestinian women from the countryside of Bethlehem, taken in 2012. They were written down as part of an AEI project on women's rights. This series focuses on the field of health.

HEALTH

Weak health, many responsibilities

Ibtisam, 40 years, from Artas: “I didn’t complete my education as my family got me out of school when I was in the 6th gr(...)

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Women’s stories about work

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.10.2013:

The following are a series of stories of women from the Bethlehem countryside (villages and camp). Made for an AEI project about women's rights in 2012, they give a idea of the social situation of many Palestinian women. The focus here is on labour.

LABOUR

A divorce in case of work

A girl graduated from an Iraqi university with an oral translation degree. She found many (...)

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Women’s stories about education

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 25.10.2013:

The following are a series of stories of women from the Bethlehem countryside (villages and camp). Made for a project

about women's rights in 2012, they give a idea of the social situation of many Palestinian women. The focus here is on the field of education.

EDUCATION

Leaving school early

I am Wafa’, 44 years old, from Artas. I’m a married woman with four sons an(...)

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