Culture

Culture

Palestinians speak a distinct dialect of Arabic, and have their own traditions, cuisine, and folklore. While most Palestinians feel strong connections to the Arab world, their primary political affiliation is with other Palestinians, with whom they share defining experiences of exile, military occupation, and other dimensions of the conflict with the Zionist movement and Israel.

Palestinian Women Artists Ask Madonna to Cancel Eurovision
IMEU

Palestinian Women Artists Ask Madonna to Cancel Eurovision

In the following letter to Madonna, over 50 Palestinian women artists came together to ask her to “support us now in our quest for freedom, justice, and equality -- and the right to thrive as artists.”

about 1 week ago
Palestinian Stories Take Center Stage in Scenes from 71* Years
Valerie Bisharat, IMEU

Palestinian Stories Take Center Stage in Scenes from 71* Years

"Award-winning Palestinian-Irish playwright Hannah Khalil’s play Scenes from 71* Years – running in San Francisco from April 5-May 5 – offers a journey through everyday Palestinian lives under the grip of occupation from 1948 until the present."

on April 5, 2019
This Palestinian Designer Is Using Clothes To Preserve Her Indigenous Culture
Caterina Minthe, Vogue Arabia

This Palestinian Designer Is Using Clothes To Preserve Her Indigenous Culture

“The aim of my designs is to preserve Palestinian indigenous culture while bridging the gap between Eastern and Western worlds,” pronounces Suzy Tamimi, a New York-based Palestinian designer who repurposes and combines traditional embroidery with contemporary designs.

on February 12, 2019
‘Zaitoun’: Recipes From The Palestinian Kitchen
David Greene, NPR

‘Zaitoun’: Recipes From The Palestinian Kitchen

NPR's David Greene talks to food writer and human rights campaigner Yasmin Khan about her latest cookbook, and the travels that inspired a collection of Palestinian recipes.

on February 12, 2019
A New Palestinian Cookbook’s Challenge: Shedding Light on a Cuisine Without a Country
Jane Black, The Washington Post

A New Palestinian Cookbook’s Challenge: Shedding Light on a Cuisine Without a Country

It was a food-world fairy tale come true. In 2013, Yasmin Khan decided to write a cookbook. She was 32 and burned out from her work as a London-based human-rights campaigner focused on the Middle East.

on February 11, 2019
The Incredible Behind The Scenes Tale Behind The Sundance Premiere Of The ‘GAZA’ Documentary
Steve Baltin, Forbes

The Incredible Behind The Scenes Tale Behind The Sundance Premiere Of The ‘GAZA’ Documentary

The most compelling, captivating and poignant story at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival hasn't been on the screen. It's the emotional and wild ride behind the scenes of the premiere tomorrow night, January 29, of the GAZA documentary, co-directed by Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell.

on February 11, 2019
Photo Essay: Christmas in Palestine 2018
IMEU

Photo Essay: Christmas in Palestine 2018

In photos: Palestinians from Bethlehem to Nazareth participate in Christmas celebrations despite Israel's continuous efforts to erase Palestinian traditions and Palestinian Christian lives.

on December 20, 2018
Stitching a Future for an Age-Old Palestinian Embroidery Tradition
Ariel Sophia Bardi, Atlas Obscura

Stitching a Future for an Age-Old Palestinian Embroidery Tradition

Wafa Ghnaim is introducing people to “tatreez” through her workshops.

on December 5, 2018
Artist Critiques Capitalism and War, Sells Vials of His Blood on Wall Street
Jasmine Weber, Hyperallergic

Artist Critiques Capitalism and War, Sells Vials of His Blood on Wall Street

Wall Street is often esteemed as the nucleus of the international free market — and this week, Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar has introduced himself as a share.

on October 17, 2018