Nablus Revitalised

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 01.12.2011:

By Shadia Yousef Touqan

TWIP December 2011

The city of Nablus, with its surrounding areas, has been known for thousands of years as a main commercial and cultural centre in Palestine. It was built, destroyed, and rebuilt many times as many conquerors sought to control it for its strategic location and geographic and environmental characteristics. The mountainous nature and rich (...)

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Palestinian girls “Einsteins of tomorrow”

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 25.05.2010:


Palestinian Girls Could Be 'Einsteins of Tomorrow'

Teen Inventors Know the Way to San Jose After Designing Walking Cane for the Blind


JERUSALEM, April 28, 2010

Three teenage Palestinian girls from Nablus a(...)

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Zajel, An-Najah University

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 24.06.2008:

Zajel is the Arabic word for a carrier pigeon: a symbol of communication and a symbol of peace. The Zajel Program offers a peaceful way by which Palestinian youth can be part of their cause. We seek to answer the misunderstanding and unawareness of people in the West, by representing Palestinian youths in a positive way and by acting as ambassadors for the Palestinian cause.

The Zajel (...)

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The Samaritans of Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.07.2007:

By Tareq al Qudsi

Today, when we think of the Samaritans, our minds return to the biblical period and the story of the Good Samaritan (Gospel of Luke, chapter 10) or even of the Samaritan woman who gave Jesus a drink from a well located in Nablus (Gospel of John, chapter 4). But in fact, not only do the Samaritans play a significant role in the past history of Palestine, their culture (...)

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Munib R. Masri, entrepreneur and minister

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 05.03.2007:

In 1952, Munib R. Masri (MRM) walked down the plank and off the boat that brought him from Nablus via Beirut and Jabal Tarek to New York. On the way, the small boat, the Khedewi Ismaeel, stopped off at two or three Mediterranean cities where MRM saw first-hand the scars of World War II in Genoa and Marseille. He was seasick during the journey and wished he had never left his beloved Nablus. H(...)

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The Samaritans in Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 05.03.2007:

The Samaritans, who live in Nablus on Mount Jerizime, have been in this country for over 2,600 years. They have their own culture, civilization, language, heritage, and religion. Many Palestinians know little about them though they live in close proximity to each other. The Samaritans have existed in Palestine since the days of the Prophet Moses. While Samaritans and Jews are both of Israelit(...)

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An Najah University in Nablous

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 05.03.2007:

Education in Nablus

By Dr. Nabil Alawi

Nablus is one of the Palestinian cities that has made education a top priority since the early part of the twentieth century. In 1918, An-Najah School, the mother institution of the present An-Najah National University, was established and in 1941, the school was promoted to a college with a programme that led to a secondary-school diploma.(...)

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Nablus: The Uncrowned Queen

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 05.03.2007:

By Peter Stockton

Why the uncrowned Queen? Cynics would say that it has something to do with the ring of jewels around the town that you can see at night, the distinctive yellow lights of settlements. It could be a reference to what is called the bracelet of Kabla, whose symbols tell the mythical story of the virgin of Nablus, and which was stolen by the Israelis, one of many archaeolo(...)

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Nablus: The City of Strong Women

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 05.03.2007:

By Aref Hijjawi

Even though I was born and raised in Nablus, I have never had any homosexual experiences. Most probably, homosexuality is as widespread in Nablus as anywhere else in the world, but jokesters prefer to attribute specific human qualities to a particular geographical location.

But there are ready-made stereotypes that I know of and can talk about.

I have forg(...)

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