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Listen to lively stories and inspiring interviews about the history and cultural heritage of Palestine and the ongoing Palestinian struggle for justice and equality. Every Monday a new episode. Subscribe to the mailing list for a weekly update so you never miss an episode. All social media links (facebook, instagram and youtube) and to subscribe to the mail chimp are in one place, easy, on the website www.storiesfrompalestine.info The music for this podcast was made by Zaid Hilal, Palestinian musician, you can find him on Soundcloud, Spotify, Facebook and Instagram.

Stories from Palestine Kristel

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 23 Ratings

Listen to lively stories and inspiring interviews about the history and cultural heritage of Palestine and the ongoing Palestinian struggle for justice and equality. Every Monday a new episode. Subscribe to the mailing list for a weekly update so you never miss an episode. All social media links (facebook, instagram and youtube) and to subscribe to the mail chimp are in one place, easy, on the website www.storiesfrompalestine.info The music for this podcast was made by Zaid Hilal, Palestinian musician, you can find him on Soundcloud, Spotify, Facebook and Instagram.

    The Sea of Galilee pilgrimage audio tour

    The Sea of Galilee pilgrimage audio tour

    During this episode I will take you on an audio tour to the Sea of Galilee where we will visit Bethsaida, Chorazin, Capernaum, Tabgha and the Mount of Beatitudes. These are pilgrimage locations related to places where according to tradition Jesus lived, spoke to his followers, visited synagogues and did miracles.

    Disclaimer: I am a trained tour guide at the Bethlehem Bible College, I am not a theologian and I do not belong to any religion. I am telling the stories the way they were told and explained to me by Palestinian Christians who still live in the land where Jesus lived 2000 years ago.

    If you want to read the transcript of this episode you can click on the transcript button on the buzzsprout website or visit :
     https://storiesfrompalestine.info/2022/11/12/sea-of-galilee-pilgrimage/

    Connect to Stories from Palestine on social media, sign up for the mailinglist, check out the website and the travel programs and make a donation to the podcast, all via this one link: https://linktr.ee/storiesfrompalestine
    On Wednesday 23 November 2022 Spafford Children's Center organizes a fundraiser in aid of disadvantaged children and families in East Jerusalem. https://www.facebook.com/events/s/fundraising-book-presentation-/2472287749793343/Ticket sale:https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/spaffordtellerbooknov2022

    • 51 min
    Armenians in diaspora in Jerusalem / Palestine

    Armenians in diaspora in Jerusalem / Palestine

    Apo Sahagian is a singer and works in different artistic related projects in Jerusalem. He is also the host of the podcast 'Apo and the city'. He grew up in the old city of Jerusalem in the Armenian quarter. His family came to Jerusalem in the 1920s when many Armenians fled from the genocide committed by the Ottoman empire.

    In this episode Apo gives us more insight into the Armenian community in Palestine. The Armenians came in three waves. As the first Christian nation in the world, King Tiridates III adopted Christianity as state religion in 301 AD, they have a long history of connection to Jerusalem. The first Crusaders married Armenian princesses and there are several Crusader Queens of Jerusalem that were of Armenian descent, such as the famous queen Melisande. So the first wave dates back from that time, the 12th century AD. These Armenians have integrated into the Palestinians society and even though they cherish their heritage they are much more assimilated than the second wave.

    The second wave is the result of displacement during the Ottoman time and these Armenians are still much more connected to the homeland and as diaspora Armenians they are trying to preserve their culture and heritage and they have stronger connections to Armenia.

    The third wave consists of Armenians who came to Israel in the time that many Russians were accepted as Jews to the live in Israel. Some of these Armenians are not even really Jewish but they took the opportunity to try have a better economic life. They have been given Israeli citizenship and they are trying to stay out of politics and just live their life.

    Apo talks about the Armenian quarter with its convent and the Armenian churches and about what Armenians brought to Palestine in general and Jerusalem in particular.

    If you want to listen to Apo's podcast 'Apo and the City' find him here:
     https://www.buzzsprout.com/1934802

    If you want to listen to his music you can search for Apo & the Apostles

    Connect to Stories from Palestine on social media (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter) visit the website, find out about the Visit Palestine program and sign up for the bi-weekly e-mail, all with this one link: https://linktr.ee/Storiesfrompalestine
    On Wednesday 23 November 2022 Spafford Children's Center organizes a fundraiser in aid of disadvantaged children and families in East Jerusalem. https://www.facebook.com/events/s/fundraising-book-presentation-/2472287749793343/Ticket sale:https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/spaffordtellerbooknov2022

    • 56 min
    Traces of Home

    Traces of Home

    In this episode you can hear an interview with Colette Ghunim about the film 'Traces of Home' that she has been working on for the past years. The film brings her parents back to Mexico and Palestine from where they respectively were forced to leave due to different circumstances.

    Colette grew up in a suburb of Chicago and was never really exposed to her roots as her parents were trying to move beyond their trauma and focused on raising their children in the American society.

    When Colette lived for a while in Egypt she made some social media reports about women harassment and when her video went viral, she decided to make a short documentary about this topic.

    This experience led her to a new project: tracing her roots with her parents, documenting their journeys back to the homes where they had to leave from.

    Colette's father is Palestinian, born in 1944. His family was forcibly displaced from Safad in 1948. Although her father did not have clear memories of Safad and of the Nakba, he carries the family trauma with him and as they are making this film the family is going through a process of grief and healing.

    You can sign up for the mailing list to stay updated about the development of the film and streaming and screening in the future:  https://tracesofhome.com/

    Connect to Stories from Palestine on social media, support the show, sign up for the mailinglist, listen to the newest episode, all with one link:
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    On Wednesday 23 November 2022 Spafford Children's Center organizes a fundraiser in aid of disadvantaged children and families in East Jerusalem. https://www.facebook.com/events/s/fundraising-book-presentation-/2472287749793343/Ticket sale:https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/spaffordtellerbooknov2022

    • 35 min
    The Church of the Holy Sepulchre part 2, an audio tour

    The Church of the Holy Sepulchre part 2, an audio tour

    In the previous episode you could hear an introduction to the history of the Holy Sepulchre Church in Jerusalem.

    This episode can be used as an audio tour when you are visiting the Church. Start on the square in front of the main entrance.

    If you are listening from elsewhere you can follow the description and use your imagination! There are lots of photos online as well as YouTube videos.  Here is a 20 minutes documentary by AlJazeera English that gives an idea about the church and the community:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrsqNJIRGPU

    If you want to read the transcript of this podcast you can do so under the transcript button on the Buzzsprout page or on the website :

    https://storiesfrompalestine.info/2022/10/01/holy-sepulchre-church-audio-tour/

    Follow Stories from Palestine podcast on social media, sign up for the newsletter, visit the website and support the show with a donation, all through one link:

    https://linktr.ee/storiesfrompalestine
    On Wednesday 23 November 2022 Spafford Children's Center organizes a fundraiser in aid of disadvantaged children and families in East Jerusalem. https://www.facebook.com/events/s/fundraising-book-presentation-/2472287749793343/Ticket sale:https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/spaffordtellerbooknov2022

    • 41 min
    The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, an introduction (part 1 of 2)

    The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, an introduction (part 1 of 2)

    One of the most visited sites in the old city of Jerusalem is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This is where Christians venerate the place where Jesus was crucified and where he was buried in a tomb. Pilgrims that visit Jerusalem will follow the 'way of the cross' or in Latin the 'Via Dolorosa', the way of his suffering. On the route there are 14 stations where the pilgrims stop to remember something that happened to Jesus on his way to the Golgotha (in Aramaic) or the Calvary (in Latin). This translates as the place of the Skull. The location, on the cliff overlooking a stone quarry, where Jesus was nailed to the cross. The last 5 stations of the Via Dolorosa are inside the church.

    In this episode you can learn more about the crucifixion and why emperor Constantine and his mother Helena decided to build the first Church commemorating this event on this exact location.

    In the following episode I will take you into the Church for a guided audio tour.

    To connect to Stories from Palestine podcast on social media or to sign up for the weekly newsletter click : https://linktr.ee/Storiesfrompalestine
    On Wednesday 23 November 2022 Spafford Children's Center organizes a fundraiser in aid of disadvantaged children and families in East Jerusalem. https://www.facebook.com/events/s/fundraising-book-presentation-/2472287749793343/Ticket sale:https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/spaffordtellerbooknov2022

    • 27 min
    Update on the crowdfunding for tour guide license

    Update on the crowdfunding for tour guide license

    A short episode recorded under the olive tree in the garden to update you on the crowdfunding for the fees of the tour guide program in Jerusalem! With good news that we reached the goal! Including a shout out to some of the donors but I couldn't mention everybody because there are 69 people who supported me!!

    Also an update about the visit to the Open House of the School of Tourism and the English test I had to do there that consisted of a text to praise the greatness of Israel and how I managed with that...

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    On Wednesday 23 November 2022 Spafford Children's Center organizes a fundraiser in aid of disadvantaged children and families in East Jerusalem. https://www.facebook.com/events/s/fundraising-book-presentation-/2472287749793343/Ticket sale:https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/spaffordtellerbooknov2022

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Beesan Jaser ,

Handala

My father had a thick book of Naji Al-Ali’s cartoons mostly with Handala’s image. It was image after image without much writing describing the imagery. I was a little girl when I learned about him and my father did his best to describe the political statements Naji expressed in his cartoons. I was amazed with the meaning behind so many simple pictures. You shed more light on this piece of Palestinian history. Just amazing. Thank you for your passion and care in encapsulating Naji Al-Ali and the collective Palestinian symbolism of Handala.

Hanna Khalifa Reyes ,

This podcast is amazing!!!!

It’s so hard to find a podcast where people really dive into the culture and history. This podcast has taught me so much about my beautiful country! Kristel is an amazing speaker and guide, and all the guests she has on are wonderful. You can really tell how much effort she puts it into each episode, and she picks such fantastic topics.

Ry Farmer ,

Beautiful and insightful

Great narration makes me feel like I’m there! I also love the Arabic lessons!

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