Akka

New Palestinian literature examines exile, memory and nostalgia

Mazen Maarouf, the Palestinian-Lebanese writer whose poetry appears in Words Without Borders' Palestine special issue.

Translation magazine Words Without Borders highlights national experience of dispersion.

Drama and uncomfortable questions at Chicago Palestine Film Festival

Many of the directors and protagonists of this year’s festival happen to be women.

UNESCO to consider Palestinian village's fate

Landscape view of terraced land and stone houses
World Heritage Recognition may be last line of defense for West Bank village threatened with destruction by Israel’s wall.

"Endangered Archives" program opens up priceless Palestinian heritage

Manuscript digitization lets researchers worldwide study threatened Palestinian texts.

Resisting the “cannibalization” of Palestine’s heritage

Sarah Irving
15 April 2014

Patrick Stewart’s film “It’s Better to Jump” shows the insidious ways that the historic city of Akka is being ethnically cleansed.

Israel serves eviction orders to Palestinians in world heritage city

Patrick O. Strickland
Akka
18 March 2014

State-owned companies are trying to Judaize the old city of Akka.

Campaigners claim legal victory in Akka heritage battle

The Khan al-Umdan (Inn of the Pillars) in Akka, Palestine
Palestinian campaigners in Israel have won their court case against turning a UNESCO-listed site into a 200-room hotel.

Israel to destroy another Haifa neighborhood, evict Palestinian residents

Patrick O. Strickland
Haifa
16 January 2014

Locals say that their history is being erased.

New campaign to save historic Palestinian building

Khan al-Umdan, Akka
Palestinians in the historic city of Akka have called for resistance to plans to turn their heritage into luxury tourist hotel.

Youth move back to Palestinian village stolen from their families

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
the Galilee
8 April 2013

About two dozen young people have moved into Iqrit, a village ethnically cleansed by Zionist forces in the 1940s.

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