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Faculty strikes in Palestine

april 27, 2011

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Jordanian inflation shrinking teacher and staff purchasing power.The usual crowds of students and staff flooding the halls of Birzeit University were missing today due to a countrywide strike. The usual crowds of students and staff flooding the halls of Birzeit University were missing today due to a countrywide strike. First published by Palestine Monitor (contributions from editor […]

Jaffa on Easter Monday

april 27, 2011

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Monday, April 25 2011 A bus full of Palestinian Christians meet at Jaffa street in Ramallah to go to Jaffa near Tel Aviv to take part of the Easter festival. Many are from Jaffa or have family there. And Jaffa is only a one hour drive from Ramallah, but for the families on the bus […]

Palmegrene til ‘wun dullar’

april 26, 2011

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Da min bibelske viden desværre er godt g(l)emt og kan primært hentes frem i hukommelsen i form af motiverne for mine tegninger i Kristendomstimerne og teksterne til Jesus Christ Superstar-musical’en. Derfor ved jeg faktisk ikke, hvorfor Palmesøndag hedder Palmesøndag, og bliver lidt overrasket, da jeg på vej mod indgangen til den gamle bydel i Jerusalem ser folk kommer slæbende på palmegrene i alle størrelser – fra små visne kviste til store parasolagtige grene. Sammen med min nyerhvervede fotograf-ven følger vi strømmen af palmer og klatrer op ad de stejle gader, til vi når en lille kirke, hvor folk tilsyneladende samles. Fra en højtaler lyder sange om Jesus’ godhed  fra en lille cirkel af meget blege (måske irske) […]

The three burials of Vittorio Arrigoni

april 26, 2011

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On the Easter Sunday 2011, people in Ramallah and Gaza gathered to remember and show their respect to the Italian member of the International Solidarity Movement, Vittorio Arrigoni, as he was laid into the ground by family and friends in Bulciago, Italy. First published by Palestine Monitor “Today, on the verge of Liberation Day [when in 1945 […]

Korrespondent ‘in-the-making’ eller 14årig i virksomhedspraktik

april 22, 2011

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Mit første møde med tåregas- og stenkastende israelske soldater var sandsynligvis barnemad sammenlignet med egentlige demonstrationer, men nok til at få mig til at melde mig syg og ligge i fosterstilling dagen efter. Så da min redaktør bad mig om at ta til en demonstration i forbindelse med en fredskonference i dag, kunne jeg mærke […]

Good Friday in Jerusalem

april 22, 2011

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First published by Palestine Monitor It was a day of song and prayer in the streets of Jerusalem as religious tourists and pilgrims from all over the world swarmed the Holy City to mourn the sacrificial crucifixion of Jesus. French, Italian, South American, and Filipino Catholics joined the Russian, Greek, and Armenian Orthodox with Protestants and […]

Palestinian Festival Of Literature Outro: Poems, Flames, Tears And Rap

april 21, 2011

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Violence erupted in Silwan last night, interrupting but not stopping the final day of the Palestine Festival of Literature. First published by Palestine Monitor (as photo story with pictures by Lazar Simeonov) Reportedly started by an Israeli shooting a young man’s face, the streets of tumultous Silwan rose up in rock-throwing protest. The road to and […]