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Articles by: Wasan Abu-Baker

Book Review – Tower of the Stork

Book Review – Tower of the Stork

Dima Al Samman, is a contemporary Jerusalemite Palestinian novelist.  She was born and raised in ancient Jerusalem and earned her bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Birzeit University.  She received a High Diploma in Television Direction and is currently the Director General of the Palestinian Ministry of Education.Writing about Jerusalem is not new to the Jerusalemite Dima who comes from a[Read More…]

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How American Muslim Families Celebrate The month of Ramadan In USA

How American Muslim Families Celebrate The month of Ramadan In USA

  Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar; it is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving and self–accountability for Muslims around the world. The first verses of the Quran were revealed to the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) during the last third of the month of Ramadan making this an especially holy period during the month.Ramadan is[Read More…]

Jerusalem Can Never be Taken Off the Table

Jerusalem Can Never be Taken Off the Table

  Ben Gurion in 1948 said, “We must do everything to insure the Palestinians never do return. The old will die and the young will forget”. In a recent interview with Helena Cobban hosted by the Institute for Palestine Studies, Dr. Rashid Khalidi, the founder of the Journal of Palestine Studies, he states that the recent declaration by the United[Read More…]

Jerusalem Stands Alone

Jerusalem Stands Alone

Mahmoud Shukair is a Palestinian author, born in Jabal Mukaber, Jerusalem in 1941.  He has written short stories and novels for adults and teenagers.  His work has focused on the Palestinian cause, especially Jerusalem.Mr. Shukair has authored 45 books, six television series, and four plays, with his work translated from Arabic to English, French, German, Chinese, Mongolian, and Czech.  In[Read More…]