Jerusalem

Aliyyeh Nuseibeh: school principal

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 02.11.2007:

Miss Aliyyeh Nuseibeh is one of the key personalities who shaped the cultural and national ethos of post-Mandate Jerusalem. As a high school principal, she set high standards of education and inspired numerous generations of Jerusalemites.

Her contribution to preserving the national Arab identity of East Jerusalem by counteracting Israeli attempts to normalize life under occupation and(...)

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Jumana El-Husseini: painter

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 02.11.2007:

Jumana El-Husseini is a painter and sculptor who has won many medals and has an extensive international exhibition record. She presently works and lives in Paris.

She was born in Jerusalem in 1932. She left for Beirut, Lebanon in 1948 and soon after she started to study painting, ceramics, and sculpture while majoring in political science at the American University of Beirut and the Be(...)

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Growing Old in Palestine: Gabriel Khano

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 02.11.2007:

I was born in Palestine during the British Mandate, and one of my early memories is of the Arab General Strike of 1936 - the first of a series to protest the heavy Zionist immigration: my father did not go to work, shops were shut, and my mother had to find groceries and vegetables where she could.

My reaction was that of a typical small boy: I summoned some of my more lively school fr(...)

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Silent Witness

Contributed by Umar Abu El_Barari on 24.08.2007:


A dry stone wall still stands as a silent witness to the tragic past of six decades.This terrace stone wall was built by Palestinian hands. Each stone was placed by hard working honest and honorable hands. Each stone has a story to tell...is anyone in this world listening? Original Content Creator: Umar(...)

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Wild Herbs

Contributed by Umar Abu El_Barari on 23.08.2007:


Wild herbs growing on a stone wall. All herb plants naturally planted by the wind and/or bird dropping their seeds in those particular spots. Original Content Creator: Umar Abu El Barari

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Nature Trail

Contributed by Umar Abu El_Barari on 23.08.2007:


Nature trail with hand made stone steps to get to terraces. Note the dry stone wall which was built on solid rock. Also note the wild cyclamen in full bloom along the way. Enjoy! Original Content Creator: Umar Abu El Barari

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A 2500 Year Old Oak Tree

Contributed by Umar Abu El_Barari on 18.08.2007:


A 2500 year old oak tree. The information was given by the town village elders. Its canopy is huge. One wonders what this ancient tree has witnessed in the last 2500 years. Original Content Creator: Umar Abu El Barari

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Rock Ridge

Contributed by Umar Abu El_Barari on 18.08.2007:


A solid "Rock Ridge" with a narrow entrance to a cave. Original Content Creator: Umar Abu El Barari

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Wild Snapdragon

Contributed by Umar Abu El_Barari on 18.08.2007:


Wild Snapdragon in full and beautiful bloom. I was really amazed at its natural beauty. Original Content Creator: Umar Abu El Barari

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Wild Hollyhock

Contributed by Umar Abu El_Barari on 18.08.2007:


Wild Hollyhock in full bloom with a dead almond limb in the background. Original Content Creator: Umar Abu El Barari

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