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The nature of Palestinian sovereignty

The nature of Palestinian sovereignty

January 8, 2011 No Comments

BY: Mkhaimar Abusada for Bitter Lemons The Arab Peace Initiative, which was adopted by the Arab League at its summit meeting in Beirut in 2002, is a comprehensive peace initiative first proposed by then-Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, and re-endorsed at the Riyadh summit in 2007. The initiative attempts to end the Arab-Israel conflict, […]

Soldiers in Sarra

Soldiers in Sarra

November 20, 2010 No Comments

BY: NISREEN GHANEM On one winter night, Israeli soldiers came to our village with dogs.  They began searching for something but we didn’t know what. They reached our house at 2:30 in the morning.  They jumped over the gate, then they knocked on the door loudly.  We were not sleeping because we had heard bombs […]

Innocents’ Rights

Innocents’ Rights

November 19, 2010 1 Comment

BY: MUNA NU’MAN In May 2003, the Israeli occupation forces imposed a curfew on my village.  The curfew continued for several days, they didn’t allow us to go anywhere.  There was a food shortage, people needed essential things like bread, vegetables and milk for the children. While this was happening, the schools where my sons […]

A 10-minute inspection added four months to education

A 10-minute inspection added four months to education

November 18, 2010 1 Comment

BY: ALI ABU TAYEH In one semester during my study at the university in the West Bank, I had three consecutive exams.  On the first exam day as I was going to the university, I faced a very hard army checkpoint. It was very crowded and the people were waiting in very long line.  People […]

An architectural tour of the Old City in Nablus

An architectural tour of the Old City in Nablus

November 7, 2010 3 Comments

BY: AMJAD M. DWIKAT Amjad is a mechanical engineering student at An Najah University.  This is the first solo video project for Amjad, who is hoping to combine his engineering work with his interests in the media and the environment.  He plans to continue his education after a few years of work.

Kids play violent video games in Nablus, West Bank

Kids play violent video games in Nablus, West Bank

November 2, 2010 2 Comments

BY: HAYA SH. YASSIN Haya is studying journalism at An Najah University in Nablus, West Bank. In January 2011, she will begin her M.A. in Filmmaking at Goldsmiths, University of London. Here is her latest video from Nablus.

Messages to America

Messages to America

September 25, 2010 3 Comments

During the last three months, I taught a Spoken English class for adults who teach English to young people in Nablus and the surrounding villages.  During the class, we had intense debates, told jokes and shared stories about our families and life experiences, from the loss of our parents and grandparents to personal stories about […]

Poems by a Palestinian girl

Poems by a Palestinian girl

September 14, 2010 No Comments

In March 2009, I visited a friend’s home in Palestine.  Her young daughter, Nadine, wrote the below poems. our country you look see feel but no u do look u do see but u do not feel stop pause and look around u see up and down every were no one wants u just go away. […]

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Israeli military raids houses in response to attack on checkpoint

CPTnet 2 December 2011 A newsletter written by members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams. On the night of 28...

Introduction to CPT – Palestine

Filmed and produced by Cat Rabenstine for the Christian Peacemaker Teams in Palestine.

CPT delegate writes letter to teargas manufacturer

CPTnet Digest 20 January 2011 Mr. Don Smith, CEO Combined Systems Inc. 388 Kinsman Rd. Jamestown, PA 16134 Dear...

What does it mean to thrive?

Knowing your children attend a good school.  Earning a salary that allows you to save money for the future....

Stories from the Holy Land

I’ve lived in the Holy Land for the last seven months. This is my last week in Bethlehem before...

One foot in, one foot out – a tour of a Palestinian village

Today I took a walk through a friend’s village near Bethlehem. The sky was blue and spotted with clouds....