Despite the layer of a sweet sadness that is suspended over it, the city does not sleep at night...
Palestinian Embroidery Motifs
The tradition of embroidery is one of the great art forms of village life in Palestine.
Threads of Identity
Widad Kamel Kawar
A record of 50 years Kawar spent researching, collecting and preserving part of the Palestinian heritage.
A fictional story set against the political unrest in Palestine, following a young boy trying to find his father.
Rue du Mexique
From tales of surreptitious teenage romances in Jerusalem, to day-long curfews during the Lebanese civil war and a renegade rooster in Beirut.
An intellectual journey in the modern political history of Cyprus.
Dr Hazem Zaki Nusseibeh
As a senior politician and diplomat, the lure of Jerusalem, the city of his birth, remained strong.
To Palestine with Love
Najwa Kawar Farah
Najwa Kawar Farah relates emotions of love and longing in this moving collection of poetry and paintings.
An exquisite celebration of one of the deepest and strongest of human emotions.
Samia Nasir Khoury
Samia writes about justice, truth, and peace for the Palestinian people.
Samia Nasir Khoury retired in 2003 after serving for 17 years as president of Rawdat El-Zuhur, a coeducational elementary school for the lower income community in East Jerusalem. She continues to serve as treasurer of the board of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in East Jerusalem and on the board of trustees of Birzeit University in Birzeit, Palestine.
Samia was born in Jaffa, Palestine on November 24, 1933. She graduated from Birzeit College in 1950, and was awarded a BBA degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, in 1954. Samia then returned to Birzeit, and worked from 1954-1960 at her former school as executive secretary, registrar and director of women students' activities. Birzeit, which was founded by her aunt Nabiha Nasir in 1924, would eventually develop into the first university in Palestine. In 1960 she married Yousef Khoury, an engineer. After 44 years of marriage and the blessings of two children and six grandchildren, Yousef passed away in early 2004 in their beloved home of Jerusalem.
Samia was deeply involved with the YWCA, including serving as the national president of the YWCA of Jordan for two terms (as the Palestinian West Bank had been annexed to Jordan in 1950). When Jordan severed its ties with the West Bank in 1988, the YWCA of Palestine was reestablished, and she was its first president from 1991-96. Her breadth of international experience has also included addressing two UN NGO Forums: in New York in 1996, and in Athens in 2000.
Samia writes about justice, truth, and peace for the Palestinian people, the relationships between people and the land, the context of Christian-Jewish-Muslim relationships in the Holy Land, concerns for children in conflict, and gender issues.