Oasis of Peace

Oasis of Peace

Imagine a place where Jews and Arabs live together in harmony. A place where the two communities’ live side by side in peace, as well as conduct educational work for peace. A society where there is equality, understanding, and tolerance. Wāħat as-Salām/Neve Shalom, is...
Never Forget the Nakba

Never Forget the Nakba

Generations of Trauma Even 71 years later, May 15th, 1948 denotes stark differences among communities. For Zionists, it’s a day of celebration as it declared itself the new independent country of Israel. For Palestinians, it is known as the ‘Al-Nakba’ or the...
Wujoud Cultural Centre

Wujoud Cultural Centre

Life goes on, whether you choose to move on or whether you choose to stay in the past. Wujoud, which means ‘Existence’ in Arabic, is a Cultural Center and Museum that chose to move on; albeit by respecting the past through the prism of poignant truth telling. Set...
My Memories of 1948

My Memories of 1948

The Beginning… I belong to the last generation who lived and enjoyed Palestine before 1948.  I was born in Jaffa in 1933 and lived in several Palestinian cities: Ramleh, Safad, Nazareth, Nablus and Jerusalem. I have fond memories of the times I spent swimming in...
Joanna Barakat Art

Joanna Barakat Art

Joanna Barakat is an American Palestinian artist, born in Jerusalem and raised in California.  She paints portraits exploring how we interpret our identity. By using alternative forms of communication, combining elements of photography, Palestinian embroidery and...
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