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.

Recipe: Ma’amoul From Chef Reem Assil
IMEU, Reem Assil

Recipe: Ma’amoul From Chef Reem Assil

Bay Area based Palestinian-Syrian chef Reem Assil shares a recipe for ma'amoul, traditional date filled cookies, ahead of the holidays.

on December 19, 2019
Naila and the Uprising: The women who drove the First Intifada
Al-Jazeera

Naila and the Uprising: The women who drove the First Intifada

You can now watch Just Vision Media's film "Naila and the Uprising," on Al Jazeera English. The film tells the story of how Palestinian women played central roles in the first Palestinian uprising against Israel's occupation, the First Intifada.

on December 17, 2019
For Palestinians In And Out Of Refugee Camps, Al Wihdat Is More Than A Soccer Team
Omar Almasri, Deadspin

For Palestinians In And Out Of Refugee Camps, Al Wihdat Is More Than A Soccer Team

Palestinian refugees and their descendants are the backbone of the Jordanian soccer club’s fanbase. Their jerseys are red, green, and black, with a white stripe, a non-accidental reflection of the Palestinian flag, and the badge on the jersey features an image of the Dome of the Rock, a long-time symbol of Palestine.

on November 1, 2019
Mohammed Mortaga: Software Engineer
Valerie Bisharat, IMEU

Mohammed Mortaga: Software Engineer

Young software engineers like Mohammed Mortaga will be educated by Gaza Sky Geeks and considered for rigorous internships and even full-time jobs with Jordan-based Optimum Partners.

on August 6, 2019
Remembering the Gaza War

Remembering the Gaza War

on July 8, 2019
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.”

on May 13, 2019
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