Ramallah: A Portrait of Works and Days

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 07.01.2010:

By Dr. Robert Weston

Is there a Man whom incorrupt we call,

Who fits alike unprejudic’d to all,

By him the City flourishes in Peace,

Her Borders lengthen, and her Sons increase; From him far-seeing Jove will drive afar All civil Discord, and the Rage of War.

No Days of Famine to the Righteous fall, But all is Plenty, and delightful all.

Hesiod, Works (...)

View Contribution

Yasmin hamel is looking for her relatives and roots

Contributed by Nasif Masad on 11.04.2009:

I am Yasmin Hamel ( Yasmin Amer El-Shayeb) from La-Calera, this is one of the last letters remaind with me from my family, If you have any information about my family, cousins or roots please write to :


ابحث عن اهلي و جذوري في دير جرير قضاء رام الله

Hassan Mahmoud Amer Elshayeb from Deir Garir is one of many Palestinians who left their country to(...)

View Contribution

Hope for Palestine’s hills

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 29.10.2008:

Raja Shehadeh writing from Ramallah, occupied West Bank, Live from Palestine, 28 October 2008

Copied from the Electronic Intifada


A few months ago I was walking in the hills near the West Bank city of Ramallah where I live when I was stopped by an armed Jewish settler from the nearby Israeli settlement of Dolev. He interr(...)

View Contribution

Azure Restaurant & Coffeeshop

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 26.03.2008:

Al-Ma’ahed Street


Tel. 02-295 7850

Open daily from 12 noon till midnight

Azure is one of the latest additions to the constantly expanding restaurant scene in the city of Ramallah. It is housed in an elegant villa in a quiet residential neighbourhood that is a stone’s throw away from the city centre. The whole house was completely remodelled to accommodate (...)

View Contribution

Al-Manara Square: Monumental Architecture and Power

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 19.12.2007:

Adania Shibli

Jerusalem Quarterly

Issue 26

Spring 2006

This essay addresses one of Palestine’s renowned public spaces, Ramallah’s al-Manara Square. It examines the role of the square in developing the spatial practices of Ramallah area inhabitants, including visitors from neighbouring villages and cities. Moreover, it seeks to analyze the various dimensions of al-(...)

View Contribution

Ramallah 1968 – Six families form a crowd. Barghout, Bayyouk, Dabbas, Dahdaly, Farr & Za’rour family reunion.

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 04.11.2007:

Ramallah 1968 - When you get six families together, you really get a crowd. This is a photograph of the BARGHOUT, BAYYOUK, DABBAS, DAHDALY, FARR & ZA'ROUR families.1-George Dahdaly 2- ? 3-Joseph Dahdaly 4-Henry Farr 5-Andree Zarour 6-Daoud Farr 7-Julia Dahdaly 8-Zakiyyeh Bayyouk 9-Fayeq Dabba(...)

View Contribution

IRADEH (a better life for elderly Palestinians)

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 02.11.2007:

By Montaha Odetallah

A group of Palestinian volunteers took the initiative to establish a non-governmental, non-profit association under the title of IRADEH, which targets elderly Palestinians and aims to retrieve their lost rights and lives.

A year ago, six of us (the volunteers) were sitting as usual in one of Ramallah’s coffee shops and discussing normal issues when suddenly (...)

View Contribution

The epitome of our culture( A cry for unity and love)

Contributed by Olivia Azat on 28.10.2007:

I am a palestinian born in Ramallah in 1953, migrated to the U.S. in 1966. Lived most of my life in the U.S. but I can't seem to get the palestinian heart or culture out of my life. I feel that our culture is the richest and most beautiful culture, I remember our Honor system, where buying a peice of land was done with a handshake, where a man's word was his honor, were people loved and respe(...)

View Contribution
 1 2 3 4 5