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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.

Tamer Nafar: Orginal Palestinian Hip Hop Artist

Tamer Nafar: Orginal Palestinian Hip Hop Artist

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Postcard from Bethlehem: culinary delights in the ancient city
Heba Saleh, Financial Times

Postcard from Bethlehem: culinary delights in the ancient city

His food tours are on hold but chef Fadi Kattan is on a mission to preserve the traditions of Palestinian cuisine

on October 1, 2021
Arna’s Children
Juliano Mer-Khamis

Arna’s Children

Zakaria Zubeidi, one of the imprisoned Palestinians who escaped this week, was featured in the documentary Arna's Children when he was a boy. The film, available here, showcases the grim reality of children’s life under Israeli occupation.

on September 9, 2021
Latest Issue of World Literature Today
World Literature Today

Latest Issue of World Literature Today

The expanded Summer 2021 issue of World Literature Today foregrounds Palestine Voices in a cover feature showcasing 30 of the most prominent poets and writers from the West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the diaspora, guest-edited by Yousef Khanfar.

on July 1, 2021
Miranda Oakley: Climber Extraordinaire
IMEU

Miranda Oakley: Climber Extraordinaire

When Palestinian-American rock climber Miranda Oakley first stepped foot in a climbing gym, her sights weren’t set on breaking records or becoming famous in the climbing world. But in 2016, that’s exactly what happened when she became the first woman to climb the Nose of El Capitan solo in less than 24 hours.

on January 5, 2021
Hazem Harb: Contemporary Artist
IMEU

Hazem Harb: Contemporary Artist

According to Hazem Harb, “an artist lives many human experiences.” Harb tries to capture those experiences in his work.

on August 31, 2020
Waleed Zuaiter and His Latest Project: Baghdad Central
IMEU

Waleed Zuaiter and His Latest Project: Baghdad Central

“Deep inside, I always knew I wanted to become an actor,” says Waleed Zuaiter, star of Hulu's highly-praised Baghdad Central. Yet Zuaiter, whose acting credentials are extensive, did not take a direct path to acting. Born in Sacramento, Zuaiter moved to Kuwait with his family at the age of five and spent his summers back in the Bay Area where his mother’s family was based. He describes his childhood as “the best of both worlds.”

on May 5, 2020
Corona Radiata: A New Poem
Fady Joudah, LA Review of Books

Corona Radiata: A New Poem

Palestinian-American poet Fady Joudah's new poem weaves together the realty of a crumbling healthcare system, war-torn globe, and love and loss in the time of coronavirus. "Without people there’s no power over the people..."

on March 24, 2020
Telling Their Story: 50 Palestinian Women Let Their Art Do the Talking at Palestine Museum US
Margaret Olin, Artscope Magazine

Telling Their Story: 50 Palestinian Women Let Their Art Do the Talking at Palestine Museum US

“Telling the Palestinian Story” is an exhibit that opens on International Women's Day, March 8, at the Palestine Museum US in Connecticut. It will feature 50 female Palestinian artists from Palestine and the diaspora.

on March 5, 2020