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.

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.”

about 3 weeks ago
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
Blanche Araj Shaheen: Making Middle Eastern Food Easy
IMEU

Blanche Araj Shaheen: Making Middle Eastern Food Easy

“A tool of mass cultural preservation”—that’s how Blanche Araj Shaheen describes her new cookbook. Feast in the Middle East (2020) features an array of dishes from across the Levant with detailed instructions and histories behind each recipe.

on February 24, 2020
The Vagrant Trilogy: A Play About Palestinian Displacement
IMEU

The Vagrant Trilogy: A Play About Palestinian Displacement

Even in the arts, it can be rare to see Palestinian stories and identities shared, especially with mainstream audiences. THE VAGRANT TRILOGY, a three-part play by award-winning playwright Mona Mansour, offers just that. Opening in March at The Public Theater in New York City, the play is about Palestinian displacement set in the context of the 1967 Six-Day War.

on February 12, 2020
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