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Images of a tour in Palestine 100 years ago

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 07.06.2012:

http://ireland.anglican.org/about/144

(via Mazin Qumsiyeh, Beit Sahour)

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Reflections on the Palestinian Art Movement before 1948

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

The Paintings of Jabra Ibrahim Jabra

By George Al Ama and Nada Atrash

TWIP

May 2012

The Palestinian Nakba in 1948 and the rapid succession of events in its aftermath have undoubtedly left their mark on the various aspects of life in Palestine, including the literary and artistic movements. During the few years before the Nakba, the art movement witnessed a rapid ev(...)

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Beautiful Resistance

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

By Dr. Abdelfattah Abusrour

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

I was born Palestinian, and I don’t want to do anything to change this.

I was born in a refugee camp, in my own country, and there is nothing I can do about it.

I was born under occupation, and I will do everything possible or impossible to change this.

The culture and history of nations is p(...)

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Turning Palestine into Earth

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

By Ibrahim Matar

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

“I plowed Palestine into earth by ordering the demolition of 300 abandoned Palestinian villages from the Negev to the Galilee.” This is a statement made by Ra’anan Weitz, the director of the Jewish Agency’s Settlement Department in 1948 in an interview in the Jerusalem Post dated March 7, 1997. Over the ruins of these villa(...)

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Popular Resistance in Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

A History of Hope and Empowerment

By Mazin B. Qumsiyeh

Pluto Press (London), 2011, 320 pages, $20.00

Arabic edition, Muwatin

Soon to be available in French, German, and Italian.

Over two-thirds of the 10 million native Palestinians in the world are refugees or displaced people. This reality, like all other simila(...)

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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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64 and 5 Years from Al-Nakba

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

By Suhail Khalilieh

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

These words are not to list the consequences of Al-Nakba, the numbers of refugees and villages destroyed, the amount of land taken, etc., but more to shed light on the Palestinian spirit following 1948. This article addresses how Al-Nakba has influenced the lives of Palestinians, positively and otherwise, and also sends (...)

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Post-Nakba Euphemisms and Humour

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.05.2012:

Post-Nakba Euphemisms and Humour Al-Hijrah, Salamah, and Wadha

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

If I had no sense of humour, I would long ago have committed suicide.

Mahatma Gandhi

To build a house outside the refugee camp is a critical decision. Almost seven decades have passed since the hijrah, the forced migration, and over three g(...)

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Rayya

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 28.05.2012:

By Riyam Kafri-AbuLaban

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

Rayya’s household of four brothers (Nooh, Idrees, Ibrahim, and Ilias), a sister, a mother (Im Nooh), and a father (Abu Nooh) changed faster than you can say Palestine. It was a breezy spring morning in 1948 when everything transformed in a discontinuous moment in time. Rayya, today, is seventy-eight years old and pac(...)

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We Shall Return – The Story of Iqrit

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 28.05.2012:

By Fida Jiryis

This Week in Palestine

May 2012

“I don’t want to open all my wounds…,” says Maher Daoud, a descendent of Iqrit refugees, as we drive to the site where the village of his parents once stood. I wince and apologise, aware of how difficult the subject must be for him.

Iqrit is one of the 350 or so Palestinian villages that were completely destroyed and e(...)

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