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Haram al Sharif, Aqsa mosque, Dome of the Rock

Jan 16 • 01:04:12

This episode has a transcript so that you can read along. You can find it on the Buzzsprout site if you click on Transcript (next to Description) Or find it on the website:

I recorded this interview after I visited the Dome of the Rock and Aqsa mosque on the Haram al Sharif (the Nobel Sanctuary) in th...

Jerusalem old city food tour part 2

Dec 18 • 47:38

This is the second part of the food tour with Izzeldin Bukhari from Sacred Cuisine in the old city of Jerusalem.

In this episode we continue after the falafel and humus breakfast at Abu Ahmad, to have Arabic coffee and traditional Palestinian sweets in the Cotton market. We visit Abu Yahya to try some sesame nuts protein bars, still handmade, with real honey. Then we contin...

Jerusalem old city food tour part 1

Dec 12 • 40:43

This is the first of two episodes that were recorded during the food tour with Izzeldin Bukhari from Sacred Cuisine in the old city of Jerusalem. We talk with the women from Bethlehem who sell vegetables in the streets, we eat manakeesh (oven baked flat bread with zaatar), we buy all kind of pickled veggies and different kinds of old city sweets and we visit the oldest sti...

Palestinian diaspora in Chile

Dec 5 • 48:58

In this podcast episode you can listen to Marcelo Marzouka, a third generation Palestinian living in Chile. His grandfather was the first one to move to South America in the 1950s and his children spoke Spanish. The grandfather returned to Bethlehem but his children moved to Chile where they build a new life. Marcelo was born and raised in Chile but he grew up, just like m...

International day of solidarity with the Palestinian people

Nov 29 • 28:17

Every year on the 29th of November it is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people.  (The day of release of this episode)...

Spouses of Palestinians and visa precarity

Nov 16 • 01:06:42

Five foreign women from Europe and the United States got together on a Tuesday morning in October for a traditional Palestinian breakfast and to share their experiences as spouses of Palestinian husbands. ...

The history of Tel el Qadi / Tel Dan

Nov 14 • 33:07

In the most northern part of historic Palestine is an archaeological site, now within a National Park, that has remains of the Bronze Age city of Laish and of the iron age city of Dan. In Arabic the location is called Tel el Qadi, the hill of the judge.

This archaeological site has two very impressive city gates that were excavated. The Bronze Age gate was built by the Cana...

Palestinian artisans: Nabulsi olive soap, ceramics from Nsf Jbeil and felted wool from Khan al Ahmar bedouins

Nov 6 • 37:14

This is the last episode of a series of four about the work of Handmade Palestine and the artisans that they support. In this episode I take you to an olive soap factory in the old city of Nablus where Amjad tells us about this family business and how they are developing new products that include goat and camel milk and very soon also dead sea mud.

Morgan, from Handmade Pal...

Palestinian artisans market Ramallah

Oct 31 • 42:41

This is the third episode in a series of four about Palestinian artisans and their work. I made these episodes to support Handmade Palestine with their online crowdfunding and online Bazar. They invited me to come to the first physical Bazar held in La Vie Cafe in Ramallah since the Corona pandemic started. It was a lovely day with wonderful conversations. The artisans are...

Bethlehem artisans

Oct 23 • 50:22

For Handmade Palestine, an initiative that promotes the sales of handicrafts made by local Palestinian artisans, I am producing a series of podcast episodes about the artisans and their work.

In this episode you can listen to two interviews with artisans in Bethlehem.

At Ma'an Lil Hayat we speak about the felted wool items that they produce, with local wool from sheep in th...

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