Jerusalem

William Nicodeme, composer

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.12.2007:

A Vibrant Soul and Challenging Artist in Jerusalem

One of the major characteristics of life achievements is to be capable of pursuing goals that may sound impossible. Although achievements may be material or intellectual, nevertheless diligence and persistence are the main driving force behind such success, if talent and creativity exist.

William Nicodeme, a pianist, composer, a(...)

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Hossam Zuheika, puppeteer

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.12.2007:

Hossam Zuheika, born in Jerusalem in 1962, is a widely known puppeteer who has pioneered the style of integrating visual as well as sound effects into his shows in order to captivate children’s emotions and imagination without the use of words.

Zuheika’s interest in puppet making was triggered early on when he started to attend local festivals and puppet shows. In the early 1990s he to(...)

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A Palestinian in Dhahiat al-Barid Records a Life Transformed

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 29.11.2007:

Muhammad Abu Samra

Source:

Jerusalem Quarterly

Issue 30

Spring 2007

It is mid-November 2005.1 Together with another three families we are about to leave the neighborhood of Dhahiat al-Barid in the northern part of Jerusalem. The Israeli separation wall will soon be completed and each of us, for different reasons, must find a new home. Most of our friends hav(...)

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Talbiyeh Days: At Villa Harun ar-Rashid

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 29.11.2007:

George Bisharat

Source:

Jerusalem Quarterly

Issue 30

Spring 2007

My paternal grandfather, Hanna Ibrahim Bisharat, built a home in the Talbiyeh quarter of Jerusalem, outside and to the west of the Old City, in 1926. This was the same neighbourhood where Edward Said was born in 1935. I’m not aware that my family and Edward’s crossed paths during those years, a(...)

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The Politics and Poetics of Place: The Baramki House

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 18.11.2007:

Thomas Abowd

From:

Jerusalem Quarterly

Institute of Jerusalem Studies

Issue 21

August 2004

http://www.jerusalemquarterly.org/details.php?cat=9&id=207

In Jerusalem, memory, colonizing power, and historical invention have interacted in myriad ways through successive waves of foreign domination. As the primary site of contest and confrontation(...)

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A Personal Account of the Life of Zahra al-Ja’uniyya

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 16.11.2007:

From Seferberlik to the Nakba: A Personal Account of the Life of Zahra al-Ja’uniyya

Adel Manna'

From: Jerusalem Quarterly

Institute of Jerusalem Studies

http://www.jerusalemquarterly.org/details.php?cat=4&id=237

My grandmother Zahra passed away at the age of over 70 on 6 March, 1968. Like most people of her generation, her exact birthday is unknown. Howe(...)

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The Short Life of Private Ihsan: Jerusalem 1915

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 16.11.2007:

Salim Tamari

From:

Jerusalem Quarterly

Institute of Jerusalem Studies

Jerusalem

http://www.jerusalemquarterly.org/details.php?cat=4&id=236

The hero of our story is Ihsan Hasan Turjman (1893-1917), an ordinary recruit in the Ottoman military headquarters in Jerusalem.1 His life was short and uneventful, having served as a clerk in the Logistics Dep(...)

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Sheikh Hassan al-Labadi: Seven Acts of Lost Memory

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 16.11.2007:

Nazmi al-Jubeh

From: Jerusalem Quarterly

Institute of Jerusalem Studies

Spring 2007

http://www.jerusalemquarterly.org/details.php?cat=4&id=235

Some may think (and have every right to do so) that this tragic play of seven acts is a figment of the writer’s imagination. But the narrator did not intervene in any way in the composition of its actual events, a(...)

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Susan Abulhawa, author

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 08.11.2007:

from:

www.scarofdavid.com

Susan Abulhawa, author of “The Scar of David,” has won the 2007 award for Historic Fiction in this year's National Best Book Awards.

A Dutch edition of her book was released with a presale of 10,000 copies.

Susan Abulhawa

Susan Abulhawa was born to refugees of the Six Day War of 1967, when her family was disassembled and their land (...)

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Jerusalem…The east side story (2007) – Film

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 02.11.2007:

Dispossession, Occupation, and a Challenge to Survive

By Sam Bahour

October 2007

Was it sheer coincidence, sad irony, or just another day in Palestinian life under Israeli military occupation? It was hard to tell. My father and I drove through the last Israeli checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem while heading to the Palestinian National Theatre at the invitation of (...)

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