Saturday, November 25, 2017

Ramallah

  • Ramallah dance festival explores the theme of exile | May 02, 2017
    The 2017 Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival opened on April 20 with a symbolic ‘Welcoming the Stranger’ dance. The festival spanned 10 days and consisted of a repertoire of fascinating and international shows from Indonesia to Norway and Palestine. .....
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  • From Beijing to Ramallah: Chinese medicine comes to Palestine | November 02, 2016
    Green tea, Taoism, acupuncture. Where do you expect to find these hallmarks of traditional Chinese medicine? Shanghai? Guangdong? Maybe some bohemian corner of Paris or Berlin? The Palestine Monitor spoke with Chinese-trained Ousama Habiballah, the first practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine in Palestine. .....
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  • Know thy heritage, and share it with the world | June 27, 2014
    While the Bethlehem Marching Band’s music echoed in the narrow streets of the town’s Old City, forty young Palestinians made their way to Manger Square. None of them grew up in Palestine, and most of them were seeing the country for the first time. On Sunday the 15 June they where welcomed to their homeland with speeches, music and dance... .....
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  • 2 Palestinians killed during overnight raids in Ramallah and Nablus | June 23, 2014
    In a serious escalation of the military crackdown currently gripping the West Bank, Israeli troops invaded central Ramallah last night. As the sound of live ammunition echoed through the city’s streets, youth in Ramallah made the Palestinian Authority the target of furious protest, marking what could be seen as a turning point in events. .....
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  • Getting to know Abdelhadi Yaish, Ramallah‘s local artist | April 12, 2013
    Standing in the corner of the main Rukab Street with Al-Anbeya Street, the familiar site of Abdelhadi Yaish and his portraits adorned the wall and pavement. He leaned towards his drawing tripod while holding a cigarette in one hand and a pencil in the other, and asked, “Where are you from?”  After a few moments of introductory conversation... .....
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  • Obama says settlements aren’t the issue | March 21, 2013
    “Obama has seriously regressed from his previous position on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict of several years ago,” says Mustafa Barghouti, secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative.  In a joint press conference with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas today, US President Barack Obama called on both sides to... .....
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  • Palestinians tell Obama ‘You‘re not welcome here‘ | March 20, 2013
    On Tuesday, the night before President Obama‘s arrival in Israel, around 400 Palestinians gathered in Ramallah to send him a message: they don‘t want him here. Demonstrator Hazem Kawasmi carried a sign that said "Obama, you‘re not welcome here." He said the US‘ close ties with Israel mean they are complicit in the oppression of the Palestinian... .....
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  • IDF raids Palestinian rights organizations in Ramallah | December 12, 2012
    On 11 December 2012, the Israeli occupation army raided at dawn three Palestinian NGO offices in Ramallah, ransacking workplaces of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committee, the Palestinian NGO Network, and Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights. .....
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  • Palestine’s UN Bid Success: To what ends? | December 01, 2012
    At midnight on Thursday a jubilant Palestine celebrated the overwhelming success of the United Nations General Assembly vote.  In the centre of Ramallah, crowds of hopeful Palestinians gathered around a projection screen as the result of the vote was televised live from New York. In the end 138 member states voted in support of Palestine’s bid... .....
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  • In Photos: Ramallah protesting in support of Gaza | November 18, 2012
    On the third day of Israel’s latest incursion on Gaza, which Israeli officials call “Operation Pillar of Defense”, the number of martyrs rose as air strikes continued to pound the coastal enclave. Protests were called all over the West Bank cities. In Jenin the protesters headed towards the Jalama checkpoints, where Israeli occupation forces res.. .....
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  • Protests Across the West Bank: Palestinians decry rising costs of living | September 07, 2012
    The Palestinian economic situation has reached a fever pitch as daily demonstrations have erupted on the streets of several West Bank cities, including Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus and Jenin in protest of the high cost of living. The protests involve groups of a couple hundred young men blocking off the streets of downtown areas while peacefully.... .....
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  • Hunger striking prisoners still set on freedom or death | July 22, 2012
    Ramallah,Wednesday, July 18th- Akram Rikhawi, the 39 year old father of eight from Gaza has entered his 98th day on hunger strike, becoming the longest prisoner to go without food after Mahmoud Sarsak’s 92 day hunger strike. Rikhawi suffers from multiple ailments that have exacerbated his weak state of health, such as diabetes and asthma... .....
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