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.

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
When All Else Fails, There’s Culture
Nana Asfour, The New York Times

When All Else Fails, There’s Culture

What does it mean to be a Palestinian? In recent years, more and more individuals have turned to one creative field or another to offer up their own answer to that question, in the hope that a better understanding of it will bring real change.

on October 17, 2018
Preserving Palestinian Culture, One Seed at a Time
Joshua David Stein, The Village Voice

Preserving Palestinian Culture, One Seed at a Time

Tanoreen’s owner, Rawia Bishara, was born in Nazareth and followed her husband to the United States in 1973. In 1998, after raising two children, she opened the place with only ten seats.

on July 13, 2018
George Bisharat: Legal Scholar, Educator, and Blues Musician
IMEU

George Bisharat: Legal Scholar, Educator, and Blues Musician

Reflecting on his career and writing, Bisharat explains, “Fighting injustice is what inspires me professionally, personally and creatively through my legal career, as an educator and as a musician.”

on July 10, 2018
Amputee Soccer Team a Game Changer for Gaza Wounded
Nidal al-Mughrabi, Reuters

Amputee Soccer Team a Game Changer for Gaza Wounded

A soccer team made up of Palestinians who lost limbs to Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip is giving its players new purpose.

on July 3, 2018