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Bussen en bewegingsvrijheid

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 26.04.2012:

Deze dagen reis ik veel in bussen vanwege het gidsen van Nederlandse groepen in Galilea en Jeruzalem. Een chauffeur vertelt me dat hij in het verkeer nooit ontspannen is. Hij is altijd op zijn hoede dat auto’s om hem heen een onvoorspelbare beweging kunnen maken. Als bus heeft hij weinig manoeuvreermogelijkheden.

Maar ook is voor hem de beschikbaarheid van werk belangrijk – en de tips (...)

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Buses and freedom of movement

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 26.04.2012:

These days I travel much in buses while guiding Dutch groups in the Galilee and Jerusalem. A driver tells me that he is always concerned about the traffic. He is on the alert that cars around him can make unexpected movements. A bus cannot manoeuvre well.

Also very important for him is the availability of work and the tips of tourists. While a bit more tourists are coming to Palestine (...)

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Photo Essay on the Eighteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

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A Few of the Hikers Participating in the Eighteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival-an Unprecedented “Moving Festival” Celebrating 40 years of Hiking in Artas

On Sunday, April 22, 2012, members of a select group of Palestinian and international organizations gathered in the Artas Valley to participate in a unique event—a festival hike, organized by the Ar(...)

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Genealogy and Oral History Matters in Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 14.04.2012:

Genealogy and Oral History Matters in Artas

Musa Sanad kept the genealogies of Artas up-to-date, thus extending them from the time of Hilma Granqvist. Learn why genealogy still matters in Artas below the image.

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A page showing the genealogies of Artas Families from Musa Sanad's manuscript on Artas

In western countries, the search for roots ha(...)

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Women and Artas

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 11.04.2012:

Women, both local and foreign, play a vital role in the history and heritage of Artas, as researcher informants, story tellers and researchers themselves. As well as being a meeting place of ecosystems and civilizations, Artas has long been a place of women's encounters. In ancient times, the valley was said to be filled with thousands of King Solomon's concubines, while for the last 150 ye(...)

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