Bethlehem

Similar Or Different Events? The 1967 war in Bethlehem

Contributed by Terra Sancta School For Girls on 11.03.2006:

Manal Zeytoun

This interview is with my mother, Vivi Jameel Shahin. She was born in Bethlehem on 1 November 1956.

“What was the situation in Palestine before the 1967 war?”

My mother: “The West Bank including East-Jerusalem was under the rule of Jordan. There were always demonstrations against Jordan because people wanted a Palestinian state under a Palestinian authority.(...)

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An overview of the 20th century history of Palestine

Contributed by Terra Sancta School For Girls on 11.03.2006:

(with a focus upon the Bethlehem area)

Palestine and Zionism

At the beginning of the 20th century, Palestine was inhabited by some 600.000 Arabs and 60.000 Jews. The Arab Palestinians were largely a people of peasants living under impoverished conditions, with an urban presence in towns like Jerusalem, Jaffa, and Haifa. They lived under an oppressive Turkish (Ottoman) rule which(...)

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Bethlehem 1899

Contributed by Anton Weigel on 09.03.2006:


Bethlehem 1899

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Anton Khalil Salman and Family

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 08.03.2006:


How many such photos of people and times gone by are in a forgotten drawer? Take them out, scan them, save them on CD, and submit some to Palestine-family.net. In this way you can preserve them and share them with your long-lost cousins. Carefully store the originals and get a special album for digital print(...)

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Palestine Hotels

Contributed by Yusef Daher on 08.03.2006:

http://www.palestinehotels.com/

Has researching your roots made you want to come visit the home of your ancestors? What took you so long? Palestine has a large selection of hotels for you to chose from, including some as in the picture above that were once a family home.

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Jacir Palace Intercontinental Hotel

Contributed by Yusef Daher on 08.03.2006:


The Intercontinental hotel in Bethlehem was once the home of a prominent Bethlehemite from the Jacir family. Original Content Creator: Arab Hotel Association

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The Arab Educational Institute-Open Windows (AEI): Worthy Resource and Partner for Palestinian Tourism

Contributed by Yusef Daher on 02.03.2006:

By Leyla Zuaiter

A few minutes from Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity on Milk Grotto Street, is a veteran institution which deserves to be better-known. Its unique multi-stranded programs aimed at developing and communicating Palestinian identity, incorporate many activities allied to the fields of tourism and recreation. In the AEI’s view, every Palestinian should be able to serve as(...)

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Resources for Palestinian Genealogy

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 02.03.2006:

http://www.aeicenter.org/aei/genealogy/resources/index.htm



AEI is in the process of copying most of its material over to Palestine-family.net. This will take time, given the large volume of material. From its resource page, you can find annotations on books and other (...)

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Sample Educational Activities based on Family History and Genealogy

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 02.03.2006:

Activities/Units (based on Bethlehem area)

Age group

Resources Available

Relation to other activities

Discuss sources of identity and how they vary for local and Diaspora Palestinians

Can be adapted to fit age

Worksheet Available

Discuss importance of knowledge of heritage and history for Palestinians

Can be adapted to fit age

Mak(...)

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Ancestors of Fuad Giacaman, Director of Arab Educational Institute

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 02.03.2006:


I didn't have to look far when I wanted an old photo of a Bethlehem family when giving my workshop,"Exploring your Personal and Cultural Identity through Family History and Genealogy" at the Arab Educational Institute in Bethlehem. This photo of Director Fuad Giacaman's ancestors was hanging right on the wal(...)

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