Linked with Salma Khadra Jayyusi – Palestine.

Our Aims: In co-operation with the Arab Educational Institute-Open Windows in Bethlehem, aims to preserve and reflect the rich heritage of a wonderful region. Members of the community are invited to submit their family collections or local archives of Palestinian stories, photographs, recipes, maps, oral histories, biographies, historical documents, songs and poems, home remedies etc. to the site … (about 1/2).

Your personal page;
Community resources; Archive /Research;
Associations; Partners;
Audio; Photography, local; Photography diaspora;
Newsletter; Newsletter Archive;
Address: Arab Educational Institute (AEI)-Open Windows (Affilliated to Pax Christi International), Toine van Teeffelen, Milk Grotto Street, #96, Behind the Nativity Church (Orthodox Society Building), P.O.Box: 681, Bethlehem, Palestine;

About 2/2: … Uploading directly to the site is easy, but if you wish you can also send your collections to us by email or post and we will submit them for you. Thus we can help make available valuable and interesting material for current and future generations, and inspire young Palestinians to learn more about their fascinating heritage.

Arab Educational Institute (AEI)-Open Windows, affiliated to Pax Christi International, is the local Palestinian representative of PFN. AEI fosters educational opportunities for Palestinian communities and youth to share and communicate to others the reality of daily life of Palestine, including its rich diversity of cultural and religious identities.

AEI became excited about cooperation with PFN because this website is a creative educational response to the fragmentation imposed upon the Palestinians. By linking up to this site it becomes possible for different communities of the Palestinian people, presently often unable to even meet each other, to share their community histories and cultural experiences and by doing so, to contribute to the national Palestinian history and cultural identity. AEI feels that learning about one’s history and culture is essential to create a common future vision and perspective for the Palestinian people. For more Information about AEI-Open Windows, see’s Editorial Committee – James Prineas, Leyla Zuaiter, Fuad Giacaman, Toine van Teeffelen, Maisoun Al-Zawahra and Tamara Habash – conducts editing tasks and decide about issues of policy concerning the site. The editorial committee checks incoming entries, encourages persons and institutions to submit, and approves the choice of projects and partnerships … (full text).

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