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Embroidered dresses are an important part of Palestinian culture and history. Dating back to ancient history, women have been hand making beautiful dresses. Once an indicator of class and marital status, the dresses have now become a more symbolic costume to remember Palestinian culture and keep the tradition alive. In this piece, Sondos Nidal talks [...]

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Since the beginning of the Intifada, Palestinians with West Bank or Gaza Identity Cards have needed to obtain permits from the Israeli Intelligence in order to enter Jerusalem. Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine, has important prayer sites for Muslims, Christians, and Jews. In this clip, 15 year-old Rania Roomi, talks about dreams of one [...]

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I have written this piece because I want everyone to know about Ghassan Kanfani. He put something in my heart and made me feel proud about being Palestinian.

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Story by Athal Al Azza
Music by Le Trio Joubran
photo accessed from   http://www.bintjbeil.com/articles/2003/ar/0709_bazzi.html

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Personal stories like this one are extremely difficult to tell, but the telling is very important. It’s taken a long time for Radio Lajee’s Mohammad Qassim to finish this post and it’s been well worth the wait.

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Here in Palestine, coffee is a MAJOR part of our life. We drink it first thing in the morning, second thing in the morning, after lunch, whenever people come to visit, at work during meetings, to resolve disputes, at weddings, at funerals…Yep, we pretty much drink it all the time. In Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and [...]

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First Impressions of Palestine from radio lajee on Vimeo.
Each year, a number of internationals visit Palestine for the first time as part of the Lajee Center’s International Summer Workcamp.
Radio Lajee spoke with some of this year’s participants to find out what surprised them most about their experiences here.
This video was produced by Radio Lajee’s Linda [...]

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A Glimpse of Ramadan

Here in Aida Camp and in fact most of the Arab world, Ramadan is a pivotal occasion which takes place for 30 days of every year. It’s the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and historically commemorates the period when the first verses of the holy Qu’ran were revealed.

A Glimpse of Ramadan from radio [...]

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In 1948 the year of the Nakba, Afif Gatasha was just six months old. In this recording, he shares the very personal and moving story of his life from then until now.
Sound recording: Layan Al Azza

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I want to speak about myself - how my family left our village and became refugees. [...]

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Shadia Mansour is a Palestinian artist who is based in the UK. Her medium is Hip Hop and she believes that it is the next crucial phase in Palestinian resistance. Here in the West Bank we have a mixed reaction to this genre of music - many people feel that it doesn’t reflect our culture.
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A Break From Politics

Recently, we received an email from a listener wanting to know what we do in Occupied Palestine in our ‘down time’.
Radio Lajee’s Shoroq Asad prepared this report about one particular event that is universally popular here.
When you take a listen, you’ll be able to tell immediately that Shoroq is one huge lover of verse - [...]

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