Monday, March 24, 2014

Heart songs ... from Palestine & beyond

"Some Israelis tell me to "get over it" and "live in the present". This is easier said than done. The memories and sense of injustice accompanying the 1948 displacement of Palestinians will always be with me till I die. This is my "present"." Munir... comment section NYTimes Ghosts of the Displaced

heart songs

The Palestinian Heritage Foundation
PALESTINE REMEMBERED Saris - ساريس : Palestine Remembered's icon and symbol al-Hajj Ahmad Ali Ulayyahn in Qalandiya's refugee Camp passed away at the age of 96, I am sad I've never got the chance to thank him, or to document his memories

The Institute for Palestine Studies IPS BOOK: "From the Holy Land to Palestine"

Available now through the IPS bookstore:

"The originality of this book of photographs lies in the confrontation of the historical images of Bonfils and the contemporary images of Serge Negre...'The photographs are not literary narratives but pieces of evidence with a conclusive brutality.'
Hidden Histories: Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean
Susan Muaddi Darraj
I'm pleased to announce my story, "Intifada Love Story: 1988," has been published in Sukoon magazine, along with the work of some amazingly talented writers, including Hedy Sabbagh Habra and Lisa Suhair Majaj.


Sukoon is an Arab-themed, English language, online literary magazine reflecting the diversity and richness of the Arab world.


Getting to know each other from the outside in. And from the inside in.


She said poetry flourishes in the margins.

Palestinian heritage
Khalil Raad and his Family
Khalil Raad was the first palestinian photographer in Palestine Songs and pictures from Palestine

Afternoon Coffee: Palestine 1900-1920 — in Palestine

Listen to Ibtisam Barakat read from TASTING THE SKY, a Palestinian Childhood... prepared for a book club from three schools in two countries. They will be crossing the Atlantic Ocean with their voices, and reading and discussing TASTING THE SKY over Skype.
I can see Palestine: American Task Force on Palestine provides an independent voice for Palestinian-Americans and their supporters and advances human rights and peace. It categorically and unequivocally condemns all violence against civilians, no matter the
cause and who the victims or perpetrators may be.                                    ..."The only way to honor our tragic histories is to create a future for our children free of man-made tragedy. This means making peace fully, completely and without reservation, between Israel and Palestine." ATFP's Ziad Asali: To honor a tragic history, we must work for peace        
American Task Force on Palestine... A Decade of Achievement: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About ATFP

Naomi Shihab Nye
Born to a Palestinian father and American mother, the best-selling poet spent her high school years in Ramallah, Jerusalem, as well as San Antonio, Texas. Her first collection of poems, “Different Ways to Pray,” celebrated the similarities and differences of cultures – a recurring theme in her work...
Elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2010

The Palestinian Surprises website and facebook page are tools for the Palestinian people to recognize and publicize the best of their achievements

Growing Gardens for Palestine
 Collage for Peace & Palestine

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