Easter in Ramallah

A story that reflects the tradition of celebrating Easter holiday that was carried on for years and takes the reader to a fun festive place that is filled with a colorful atmosphere, drums playing, love and laughter from the eye of a child.

Author: Wafa Shami

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ISBN: 9780960014736

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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A story that reflects the tradition of celebrating Easter holiday that was carried on for years and takes the reader to a fun festive place that is filled with a colorful atmosphere, drums playing, love and laughter from the eye of a child.

The Friend of missions with which is incorporated Onward and upward

... and Jericho , more than visit Nazareth and its neighbourhood yearly , half the
people have gone away to work . One before the Greek Easter , and Ramallah
must of our congregation , named Ibrahim , called be their first station in going ,
and ...

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From Prairie to Palestine

Easter has come and gone but here in Palestine the Easter season is still with us,
for here we have a second Easter which this year comes for the Greek Orthodox
community the last ofApril, five weeks hence. Our own Easter was so early that ...

Author: Lyla Ann May

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469197898

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 444

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This three-part work presents a comprehensive look at a unique woman whose life spanned almost the full 20th Century. Educated well beyond her peers in the 1920's, never satisfied with less than the high standards her upbringing had trained her to value and expect, Eva Marshall Totah struck out across the world to pursue her calling. She sought to pass on her prairie-bred character to those around her, to create beauty and to uplift her surrounding environment. Readers interested in the history of the American Midwest and the history of American Quakers will be drawn to her story, which begins with her birth in the claim shanty of her parents' homestead in the new State of South Dakota. Genealogy buffs will enjoy the well-documented family genealogical histories of Eva's eight great grandparents. Students of the history of the modern Middle East will be fascinated by her first-person accounts of life in Palestine during the waning years of the British Mandate, before the creation of Israel. Part I The Autobiography of Eva Marshall Totah From the South Dakota prairie, a young Quaker woman was recruited in 1927 to teach for a year in the Holy Land. Well-prepared by her college and graduate studies, as well as two years as a Bible teacher in a Chicago after-school religious education program, she ventures overseas. Not realizing there were Arabs in Palestine, Eva Rae Marshall was expecting to teach Jewish children at the Friends' Girls School in Ramallah. Discovering the varied religious landscape in Jerusalem's environs was only one of many surprises in store for her! In Eva's autobiography, she recounts her childhood in Wessington Springs, South Dakota and the choices she made that took her across the world at a time when most women did not even finish high school. Always supported and guided by her loving parents, Eva describes how she found her life's purpose at the Quaker school in Palestine among the varied and colorful religious groups that called the country their home, and recounts her travels throughout the surrounding Levantine region during the British Mandate period. Eva found love and purpose in Palestine, eventually marrying a Palestinian Quaker, Dr. Khalil Totah. She spent 17 years in Palestine before she and Dr. Totah moved their family to America, sailing on a Liberty Ship through the mine-strewn Mediterranean waters during World War II. After several years on the East Coast, Eva lived the rest of her years in California. Part II Eva's Letters Home from Palestine (1927 - 1944) The second section contains Eva's letters to her family in South Dakota from Palestine. The letters are the only ones known to remain from a correspondence that was carried on weekly for 17 years. They span from her arrival in 1927 to the family's departure from Palestine in 1944, and include remarkable observations of the colorful life of the Middle East of that period. Part III Genealogy of Eva Marshall Totah The third portion of the book contains well researched genealogy and family history narratives of eight of Eva's ancestral families: Jesse Marshall, Mary Pickering, William Owen Lancaster, Olive Ruddick, Phillip Strahl, Rhoda Ann French, Arthur Ginn and Mary Eliza Barton. Since Eva was of almost completely Quaker stock, the research benefits from the volume of rich sources of information available on members of the Society of Friends. Eva Rae Marshall was also a direct descendant of Mayflower pilgrim Stephen Hopkins.

The Rhetoric of Violence

Waiting for Light, directed by Rawan Damen (Palestine, 2000). Easter in
Palestine has a special meaning. This documentary film follows two Christian
women from Ramallah in the West Bank during Holy Week. They express their
feelings ...

Author: Kamal Abdel-Malek

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137066679

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

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Despite the urgent need to develop understandings of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the light of the current situation in the Middle East, the role of violence and reconciliation in Palestinian and Israeli literature and film has received only brief treatment. This book is intended to fill that void; that is to explore how Israelis and Palestinians view and depict themselves and each other in situations that lead to either violence or reconciliation, and the ways in which both parties define themselves in relation to one another. The book examines selected Palestinian and Israeli literary works and a small number of films and their tacit assumptions about Israeli Jews. It will attempt to look at, among other questions a) is violence perceived as a means of empowerment, b) is there connection between imaginary violence in literature and actual violence, and what is the nature of the association between creative writers and violence? (eg. popular writer Ghassan Kanafani who is also a spokesman for the violent PFLP).

Quaker Life

Mission Notes Friends School , Ramallah / El - Bireh Jacob Kuntz continues to
serve effectively . ... We look forward to John Hishmeh to balance budgets , but
please keep helping our arriving at Easter to bolster FUM ' s ministry scholarship
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The Social Assimilation of the Ramallah Community Residing in Detroit

Easter is the main religious feast for Ramallah people . They consider it more
important because " Jesus has Risen . " There is a midnight mass called " Al -
Hajmeh " which ends early Easter Sunday morning . On Easter Sunday some of
the ...

Author: Leila Boulos Saba

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Category: Arab Americans

Page: 364

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A Pictorial History of Ramallah

CHAPTER 11 PALM SUNDAY Palm Sunday , the Sunday before Easter , is one
of the more festive holidays in Ramallah and among Christians in the Middle East
. It was part of the holiday season that led up to the " Great Feast , " as it is called
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Author: Naseeb Shaheen

Publisher: Arab Institute for Research and Pub.

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Category: Rām Allāh

Page: 295

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Arab Detroit

Easter among Christian Arabs is also a time for feasting. - Sylvia Freij and
Yasmine Harb, first-generation Palestinian Americans from Ramallah, served
their extended family a large Easter meal consisting of fourteen mezzeh dishes
followed ...

Author: Nabeel Abraham

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814339786

Category: History

Page: 630

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Metropolitan Detroit is home to one of the largest, most diverse Arab communities outside the Middle East, yet the complex world Arabic-speaking immigrants have created there is barely visible on the landscape of ethnic America. In this volume, Nabeel Abraham and Andrew Shryock bring together the work of twenty-five contributors to create a richly detailed portrait of Arab Detroit. The book goes behind the bulletproof glass in Iraqi Chaldean liquor stores. It explores the role of women in a Sunni mosque and the place of nationalist politics in a Coptic church. It follows the careers of wedding singers, Arabic calligraphers,restaurant owners, and pastry chefs. It examines the agendas of Shia Muslim activists and Washington-based lobbyists and looks at the intimate politics of marriage, family honor, and adolescent rebellion. Memoirs and poems by Lebanese, Chaldean, Yemeni, and Palestinian writers anchor the book in personal experience, while over fifty photographs provide a backdrop of vivid, often unexpected, images. In their efforts to represent an ethnic/immigrant community that is flourishing on the margins of pluralist discourse, the contributors to this book break new ground in the study of identity politics, transnationalism, and diaspora cultures.

Michigan Christian Advocate

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 3 9015 08668 3383 MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN
ADVOCATE PAGE 24 April 9 , 1936 Palm Sunday and Easter in Palestine
OETHE once said , " If you wish to Maxwell Josephs people scramble for the
opportunity to U ...

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Friends Journal

While there is something characteristic of its background in each , the two groups
of Arab Quakers find unity easily in their annual sessions held at Easter time in
alternate years at Brummana ( Lebanon ) and at Ramallah . This year the Yearly
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Sesame Street Palestine

“Our focus and ethos is and always has been Palestine TV for the people by the
people. ... permits, the mainly Christian — Palestinian people of Beit Sahour can't
get to Jerusalem to celebrate Easter, so we decided to take Easter to them.

Author: Daoud Kuttah

Publisher: BearManor Media

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Category: Political Science

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Big Birds are rare in Palestine. Daoud Kuttab knows. The ups and downs of producing a world-famous children’s program quickly escalated into more than just teaching Elmo to speak Arabic like the new Palestinian characters, Kareem and Hanin. The executive producer of the Palestinian version of Sesame Street endured working under Israeli occupation, navigating through checkpoints and M15s, arrest, and personal tragedy. Animating hand puppets against a backdrop of the turbulent Palestinian-Israeli peace process drew him into exciting, tense times that made Cookie Monster’s search for sweets seem like child’s play. After a surprise phone call from Children’s Television Workshop, Daoud took the chance of lifetime to create a Palestinian coproduction of Sesame Street. From finding actors and puppeteers in a country starved of training to dealing with a community that considered the production too provocative, the early days were less than easy. A controversial crossover segment, where Palestinians and Israelis meet on screen on the same street, only added to the tension. Unable to film in Ramallah, the whole production—including Daoud’s son and star of the show, Bishara—traveled with the Palestinian-made set to TV studios in Tel Aviv. They even had to smuggle in the lead puppeteer, Fadi al Ghol. Yet, days after the first episode aired, Daoud was arrested. Journey into his unusual world, where the signing of the Oslo Accords, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Hollywood star Richard Gere, and the King of Jordan played important roles. Not even Kermit could have imagined this unique, exciting, and undeniably fascinating expansion of America’s most enduring children’s show into a new world bound by the West Bank desert, politics, media, and money. Illustrated. Available in print and audiobook editions. About the author: Daoud Kuttab, a Palestinian award-winning journalist and television producer from Jerusalem, co-produced Palestinian Diaries, Icarus Films that has become the best chronicle of the Palestinian intifada. He is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, columnist for Al-Monitor, and reporter for Arab News. He established the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University and was the first Palestinian to interview an Israeli Prime Minister for the leading Al Quds daily in June 1993. He writes regularly in major publications, such as the Washington Post, New York Times, and Jordan Times, and often contributes to Project Syndicate. He established the Arab world’s first internet radio AmmanNet, and is the founder and director of Community Media Network in Amman. As a leading activist for press freedom in the Arab world, he was the first Arab to be elected to the Vienna-based International Press Institute, where he holds the portfolio of press freedom.

Fast Times in Palestine

... opinion that Ramallah was a charming and livable city full of gracious,
educated people with many great restaurants, ... in flowing black robes carrying
an ornate cross on a wooden pole, and I realized it must be the Greek Orthodox
Easter.

Author: Pamela J. Olson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1580054838

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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For much of her life—like many Westerners—most of what Pamela Olson knew of the Middle East was informed by headlines and stereotypes. But when she traveled to Palestine in 2003, she found herself thrown with dizzying speed into the realities of Palestinian life. Fast Times in Palestine is Olson’s powerful, deeply moving account of life in Palestine—both the daily events that are universal to us all (house parties, concerts, barbecues, and weddings) as well as the violence, trauma, and political tensions that are particular to the country. From idyllic olive groves to Palestinian beer gardens, from Passover in Tel Aviv to Ramadan in a Hamas village, readers will find Olson’s narrative both suspenseful and discerning. Her irresistible story offers a multi-faceted understanding of the Palestinian perspective on the Israel–Palestine conflict, filling a gap in the West’s understanding of the difficult relationship between the two nations. At turns funny, shocking, and galvanizing, Fast Times in Palestine is a gripping narrative that challenges our ways of thinking—not only about the Middle East, but about human nature, cultural identity, and our place in the world.

Friends in Palestine

Author: Christina H. Jones

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Category: Missions

Page: 90

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Eastern Churches Journal

Christians in Ramallah keep Pascha together Lutheran World Information -
Anglicans , Greek - Catholics , Lutherans and Roman Catholics have agreed to
keep Easter on the same date as the Orthodox , beginning this year . Thus all
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The Palestine Question in International Law

Ambassador Oded Eran , Presentation at Negotiation Session , Best Easter Hotel
, Ramallah ( Dec. 20 , 1999 ) ( transcribed by PLO Negotiations Support Unit ) (
on file with PLO Negotiations Affairs Dep't ) . 185. Throughout the negotiations ...

Author: Victor Kattan

Publisher: British Inst of International & Comparative

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Category: Law

Page: 1045

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The question of Palestine has been a pivotal one for international law ever since the foundation of the UN in 1945. It remains so today. On July 9, 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) gave its advisory opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in Occupied Palestinian Territory. It ruled on some major international law questions concerning the applicability of the Geneva Civilians Convention of 1949 to prolonged occupations, as well as human rights law more generally. It confirmed the illegality of the Israeli civilian settlements established on occupied Palestinian territory and affirmed the continuing relevancy of the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, which it considered an obligation erga omnes. The ICJ did not, however, rule on many of the international law questions pertaining to Final Status Issues which still need to be negotiated between the Israeli and Palestinian leadership if peace is to ever be accomplished in the Holy Land. In this series of essays, some of the most important questions relating to the Israel-Palestine conflict are addressed and reproduced in one complete volume, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the creation of Israel and the demise of the British mandate of Palestine.

Dying in the Land of Promise

Palestine and Palestinian Christianity from Pentecost to 2000 Donald E. Wagner
... Maria recalled the events of Easter 2002 in Palestine , where they were
crippled by Israel's massive military reoccupation of the West Bank and the
demolition ...

Author: Donald E. Wagner

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Category: Christianity

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Transsexualism is a phenomenon of our time. At other times and in other places, there have been, or still are, people not living in the sex of their origin and having a special status. In Western culture, however, hormones and surgery have become available through advances in medical science which have made sex change a reality.

The Quarterly of the Department of Antiquities in Palestine

Palestine. Department of Antiquities. ' LOOP PATTERN DECORATING LEAD
SARCOPHAGI IM N November 1926 it was ... there is a custom among members
of the Orthodox Church in Palestine ( at such festivals as those of Easter and of
the ...

Author: Palestine. Department of Antiquities

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MECC News Report

When the aver trated " ( Ramallah , Jerusalem , Bethlehem , Jewish , Christian
and Muslim . ” age person looks at that ... PHOTO BY JEFF LEARD / MECC ou
Point Easter in Jerusalem The procession of the cross. MECC News Report May
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Arab Palestinian Resistance

Israeli troops encircling Arafat ' s headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah
had earlier traded fire with the Palestinian president ' s guards , ignoring a United
Nations call to end the siege and the Pope ' s Easter appeal for peace .

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Anxious for Armageddon

On Orthodox ( Eastern ) Easter , Christians living outside the boundaries of
Jerusalem were forbidden to attend services at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
. Then as Christians gathered in Ramallah , Bethlehem , and Beit Jalla , to
receive the ...

Author: Donald E. Wagner

Publisher: Herald Press (VA)

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Category: Religion

Page: 253

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This unique resource offers the fascinating account of Donald E. Wagner's personal experience with the Middle East and calls Western Christians to work with Middle East Christians in healing the pain of Jews and Palestinians. Wagner grippingly tells of his early involvement with streams of Christianity that treat Israel's possession of the Holy Land as fulfillment of a divine plan that will result in the apocalyptic battle of Armageddon.