Jaffa

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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Shafiq al-Hout’s Story

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 05.08.2009:

Beiruti in Jaffa, Yafawi in Beirut

Tribute, the electronic intifada, 4 August 2009

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10694.shtml

On Sunday, 2 August 2009, the celebrated journalist and founding member of the Palestine Liberation Organization Shafiq al-Hout passed away in Beirut, Lebanon at the age of 77. The following is part of Shafiq's story as told to me as part (...)

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My Utopian Jaffa

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.01.2009:

By J. Ryder

“Djaah-Faah” - a long, slowly expired, two-syllable word that caresses my palate like a sip of dry wine. Ja-ffa was my “Lo-lee-ta,” and as Nabokov put it, “the light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.” When, during the ephemeral years of Oslo’s golden expectations, I lived in the highest topographical point of the Ajami quarter, I didn’t realise, as I do now, ho(...)

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Jaffa

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.01.2009:

By Fakhri Geday

Before1948, Jaffa was the pride of Palestine, the jewel of the Holy Land, the bride of the sea, and the cradle of tolerance. It was the womb that gave birth to most Palestinian nationalist personalities who raised the flag of resistance and independence: among them were Shafi’ Il-Hout, Michel Mitri, and Alfred Roch. Its citizens deeply believed that the secret of happin(...)

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Abou Radwan family of Jaffa city

Contributed by Amina Abou Radwan on 21.05.2008:

I can quote many reference to 'Abou Radwan' Family of Jaffa in the precious book of 1600 pages titled 'ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BEAUTIFUL JAFFA' written by Ali Hassan Al-Bawab, published in Beirut in 2003 by Maher Kayyali (ISBN 9953-36-038-3).

The 'Sea Mosque' of Jaffa build by Mousa Pasha Abou Radwan in 1700, the Abou Radwan Wakuf: consisting of many properties, the Abou Radwan Souk, the old '(...)

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Abdel Mohsin Al-Qattan, founder A.M. Qattan Foundation

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 26.03.2008:

Abdel Mohsin Al-Qattan was born in Jaffa on November 5, 1929. His father Hassan worked as a merchant in Jaffa’s thriving orange trade. His mother, Asma’ Khader, originally from Lyd, was descended from Egyptian parents who had fled the colonial labour camps - set up to build the Suez Canal - and settled in Palestine.

Abdel Mohsin’s father was illiterate, yet both he and his wife Asma’ ((...)

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El Ludd 1941- Lease Contract of soap factory premises.

Contributed by Nasif Masad on 17.02.2008:


A photo of a Lease Contract of an old soap factory to be used as animals shelter, the lessors were George Mas'ad, Farha, widow of late Nicola Mas'ad, Lengo, widow of late Naseef Mas-ad and Wakf Abu el Huda. the lessee was Najeeb, son of late Abdo el Habashi. The annual rental was, 10 Palestine pounds. For (...)

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Yaffa: the Bride of Frankenstein

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 09.07.2006:

By Mary Geday

Monthly, This Week in Palestine folds its perimeters with maps of the cities of Palestine. But monthly, my city and many others are forgotten, folded and stored aside like the laundry of a passing season, like pristine nostalgia, only excavated for sentimentality and footnotes to a passing memory and a passing identification with history and posterity.

My city is Y(...)

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Hisham Sharabi Ph.D. 1927 – 2005

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.05.2006:

On January 13, 2005, Dr. Hisham Sharabi died in Beirut, Lebanon. He was 78 years old. Born in Jaffa, Palestine, Dr. Sharabi’s political activism started at an early age. In 1947, Dr. Sharabi graduated from the American University in Beirut with a B.A. in philosophy and joined the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP). The group’s uncompromising determination on the issue of Palestine captiv(...)

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Jaffa around 1870

Contributed by Anton Weigel on 09.03.2006:


Jaffa around 1870

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