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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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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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A Moment’s Repose Before the Eighteenth Annual…

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

Abu Lutfi, head of the Artas Folklore Center's Ahya al Turath Folklore Troupe and Mahmoud, head of the Artas Folklore..

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Mohammed Ahmad Sa’ad (Abu Hani), President of the…

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

Mohammed Ahmad Sa’ad (Abu Hani),President of the Artas Folklore Center outlines the history of hiking in the Artas Valley...

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Brass Coffeepot and Lettuce

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 23.04.2012:

Awad Abu Sway, the moderator of the Eighteeth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival, (right) takes a break on the steps leading to...

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