Portraits

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Rasha Hilwi
Palestinian instrument-maker Elias Jubran learned how to make the oud and other instruments virtually on his own – a talent he was born with. He...
Friday, July 6, 2012
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Ahmad Zaatari
On the ‘Friday to Bring Down the Wadi Araba Policy,’ political activist, Muthanna Gharaybe, did not set off on the demonstration from al-Husseini...
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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Dany al-Amine
Sixty-six year old Maan Mahmoud, from Hula in the Marjeyoun District, picks his way through the neglected trees. Unaided, he tends to them, nursing...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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Mohammed Shoair
Egyptian writer Bahaa Taher, born in 1935, is the author of several novels which deal with the themes of blood feuds, sectarianism, massacres of...
Sunday, June 24, 2012
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Bassem Alhakim
The celebrated Syrian comic, under fire for his past support of the regime, wishes “less emotion and more sense” would prevail. Duraid Lahham makes...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
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Mohammad Khawly
After years spent singing in political events and protests, Ahmad Ismail Al-Sayyed took his oud to Tahrir Square. “Who’s he?” the young men asked...
Friday, June 15, 2012
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Noureddine Baltayeb
Some months back, Jalila Baccar was banned from entering Palestine to receive the Mahmoud Darwish Award for Creativity that she won along with...
Monday, June 11, 2012
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Antoun Issa, Pascale Menassa
Thaer Halahleh narrowly skirted death when Israel agreed to a deal that ended his 78-day hunger strike, returning home on Tuesday night after...
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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Sarah al-Qudah
Last April Salameh Kayleh was detained and then deported by Syrian security forces. Al-Akhbar sat with the Palestinian Marxist and talked about the...
Sunday, June 3, 2012
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