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Twitter / MajedAldomari: Dear world, keep watching. ...

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Dear world, keep watching. These children will grow up one day. And they will remember. #AssadCrimes http://t.co/pd1oV8PPz0
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Children detained by Israeli army as young as 6 years old: a new trend?

Children detained by Israeli army as young as 6 years old: a new trend? | Palestinian Children | Scoop.it

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...... the new trend should be making peace..

 

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Ghassan at University of Manitoba's curator insight, June 26, 2013 9:14 AM

this was and is happeneing under the international communitee watch. However lets not forget that "Children are the leaders of tomorrow" in every field ..

Pamela Hills's curator insight, April 2, 2014 10:54 AM

this story was in June 2013 but it is happening still in 2014, How can there be talks of peace when kidnapping, killings and nothing done to Israel  !  WEHRE ARE THE SANCTIONS AND WORLD OUT CRY FOR THE SUFFERING OF PEOPLE IN PALESTINE ?

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Children of Jordan

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Discover the state of children, child in the culture, whom to contact and how to take action to realize Children's Rights in Jordan !
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This Organization works from almost everywhere in the Middle East, watching closely the rights of children, and children's problems in Jordan. The website demonstrates a simple way to address problems that children face in Jordan.  Basically, the most important problems are issues regarding health, education, child labor, and identity.

 

 

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Ann Marie Murnaghan's comment, April 24, 2013 4:07 PM
Interesting geographical survey of children's rights!
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For refugee children, school back in session

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso visit a newly opened school for Syrian refugee children in the Z...
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I guess the chapter about the refugee children in the Middle East will never end.  Today the Middle East, especially Jordan, is facing another injustice and more forced immigration of many families due to the conflict in Syria. Syrian children or Palestinian children who were living in Syria as refugees: both groups are seeking a safe refuge in the desert of Jordan.

Truly, I don’t think that the children are as happy as the EU Commissioner said in this clip.

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Project Hope – Peace and Education In Palestine

Project Hope – Peace and Education In Palestine | Palestinian Children | Scoop.it
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Take a look at this Canadian-Palestinian initiative that was born in 2003 in Nablus in Palestine.  The primary goal is to bring hope to the Palestinian children through education and to bring more of understanding of “Peace” involving the children with all sorts of activities such as learning activities in classes, games in multiple languages, arts, technology, and sports.

In order to bring an international view in to the classrooms and an understanding of modern teaching to the school system, the Canadian charity tries to find teacher-volunteers to send to big cities like Nablus which is one of the biggest cities in the occupied West Bank. 

It is a great way to learn more about peace and hope from the children of Palestine.

 

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Delegation of 30 children from Gaza to visit US soon

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[ PIC 08/04/2013 - 02:39 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)-- 30 Palestinian children from the Gaza Strip were chosen to visit the US soon to explain the justice of the Palestinian cause, especially the issue of the...
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It is an amazing story and it is an amazing idea that I would love to be part of if I could!  I think some of the children of Gaza need to come to the West, to the USA and Canada, to see how privileged are the children here, to see how life of a politically stable country would offer a lot to their society and children. I think a greater idea would be to take these children along with Israeli children togather to visit USA and Canada in order to allow this next generation of both societies to understand what would it mean to live in peace and harmony despite their differences. Canada is a great mixed and multicultural country that makes it the best example county to visit. To see how could they - if they choose to do so -  could guarantee a brighter future for their own children back home. 

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Ann Marie Murnaghan's comment, April 24, 2013 3:55 PM
Interesting! Yes, discussion and insight are the only answers!
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Making history, on the pitch - The National

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Football is helping unite a community in the West Bank, with the national team finally able to celebrate.
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I remember my first football. I was almost 6 years old when I decided to have a ball to play football with my friends in our “Hara” -- a small, narrow street. I told my friends, the 5 of them present at the time -- we were all between 4-7 years old --  I told them to go back to their homes and bring back at least one pair of socks. Once they came back, in almost half an hour, we intertwined all of the socks together, twisting them inside each other to form a small little ball which was just a perfect ball with which to start our first official football match.

 

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Helping Palestinian Refugee Children in Lebanon do Better in School

In Lebanon, ANERA supports remedial education and active learning for youth in Palestinian camps through financial aid and support of educational institution...
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This story it takes place in one of the biggest refugee camps in Lebanon “Nahr El-bared” , a Palestinian camp.

The density in population in this camp makes it extremely difficult for children to have a proper place to play, study, and dream.  However, they continue to dream of “better life" .

 

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See some banned Palestinian children's art

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A show called A Child's View of Gaza sometimes involved very violent imagery.
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Some of the Palestinian children's drawings were supposed to be brought to the Museum of Children's Art in Oakland, but then it did not happen... 

The idea here is to show the Palestinian children's imagination through their drawings, to show the daily life of suffering and struggle in comparison with western children's drawings and their imagination through their daily life. 

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Ann Marie Murnaghan's comment, April 24, 2013 3:46 PM
Moving, evocative, thought provoking images. I wonder the Israeli children's perspectives would differ?
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UNRWA

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This is the official UNRWA web page.  You can find lots of information about the Palestinian refugees camps in the 5 major hosting countries. The website is designed to show the programs and activities that UNRWA do for all kind of refugees in the "Near East".  Currently at the top of their agenda are the Syrian refugees with a focus on the children of Syria as victims of the conflict. It is an advertising website for UNRWA and it’s services as well. 

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UNICEF: UN schooling Palestinian refugee children

 2008 Palestinian children residing in Husseiniyeh camp here are suffering from overcrowded classrooms and double-shift schools. Faced with lots of challenges

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We can see the challenges that children, and the education system face in this clip.

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Children detained by Israeli army as young as 6 years old: a new trend?

Children detained by Israeli army as young as 6 years old: a new trend? | Palestinian Children | Scoop.it

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Ghassan at University of Manitoba's insight:

this was and is happeneing under the international communitee watch. However lets not forget that "Children are the leaders of tomorrow" in every field ..

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Ghassan at University of Manitoba's curator insight, June 14, 2013 9:27 AM

...... the new trend should be making peace..

 

Pamela Hills's curator insight, April 2, 2014 10:54 AM

this story was in June 2013 but it is happening still in 2014, How can there be talks of peace when kidnapping, killings and nothing done to Israel  !  WEHRE ARE THE SANCTIONS AND WORLD OUT CRY FOR THE SUFFERING OF PEOPLE IN PALESTINE ?

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Children's Musuem - Jordan

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Play. Explore. Learn
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I never knew that there was a children's museum in Jordan, but, after digging via Google from here, from Canada, looking around for/about children’s issues I found this website. I have visited childrens museums in many countries around the world. But, I have never seen this before… it interesting way to show science to children. It is interesting to view, and I am sure it will interesting to go to visit it next time I am there. The Museum has a website too, which is well done too www.cmj.jo.

 

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Trevor James Wideman's comment, April 20, 2013 9:53 AM
I didn't go super into this website, but the thing that struck me right off the bat was how similar this is to any westernized Children's museum (it could almost be in Winnipeg!). Do you think this museum does justice to children's cultural differences and experiences? Or is the construction of childhood becoming more and more globalized?
Ghassan at University of Manitoba's comment, April 20, 2013 2:37 PM
Trevor, the construction of the museum in Jordan was ordered by the Queen of Jordan who is North American educated liberal women. Therefore, I am sure that she brought a copy of a children museum from North America and Just copied it. and one of my points as well, is exactly what you are commenting, the construction of the children museums are globalized now? but the type of children that this museums serve wither here in the north or there in Middle East are completely different.
Ann Marie Murnaghan's comment, April 24, 2013 4:04 PM
Interesting discussion, good questioning of the relationships between globalization and culture. Historically museum education has been highly involved in the production of nationalisms, and is particularly interesting in this case.
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Palestinian kids create human sculpture for peace

Aerial artist John Quigley, with the help of 1,000 children from UNRWA schools, recreates Picasso's Peace Dove outside Jericho.
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......no comment on this "sculpture". When I was a schoolboy, about their age, I was never happy to be used to fill up a space in the hot and dry weather!  We were taken to fill a stadium for a political rally or to the airport highway to stand along both sides of the road to wave at some offical or "important" person arriving ..…

Jericho is as deep as the Dead Sea, and the temperature there is almost always 35 degree, sometimes more.

I wonder if the children were happy to participate in the Picasso Dove? 

I wonder if anyone explained the purpose of the human installation, what was actually being done, or if the children were simply told what they had to do, which is just sItting on top of a red line. In order to give fame to an artist.

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Ann Marie Murnaghan's comment, April 24, 2013 3:59 PM
Good critique. Is this this an example of tokenism or objectification?
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The organizers and the artist's intention is tokenism, but, I do not think dealing with children as objects is motivating any one for "Peace".
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Palestine-Israel Journal: Children Teaching Children

Palestine-Israel Journal: <b>Children Teaching Children</b> | Palestinian Children | Scoop.it
The Palestine-Israel Journal is a non-profit organization, founded in 1994 by Ziad AbuZayyad and Victor Cygielman, two prominent Palestinian and Israeli journalists, and was established concurrently with the first phases of the Oslo peace process...
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The European Union was involved in the project that put Palestinian and Israeli youth and children together.

“Children Teaching Children” is the name of the project that involved student and teachers together as they interact in homeroom setting.

Working as a group, and sharing views and cultural opinions between the two parties is what was driving this project since it was born in 1986.

The most interesting thing about the project is that the bilingual setting of the program (Arabic and Hebrew) that brings both parties to speak each others languages spontaneously as the first step of acceptance. 

Face to Face is an other program hat it was mention in this article that was designed for children as well. 

 

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The Promises Film Project

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Yes, They can make a change in any society, Yes, they can change and make the promised-land full of promises for both societies.

The real heros are those who actively work hard for this change. It was clearly illustrated in this movie and by its stars how living together is not impossible. The story of the movie and its "stars" starts with seven kids, four Israelis and three Palestinians between the ages of 9 and 13, whose normal childhood pursuits and problems are overlaid by the suspicions and hatred of the "other," transmitted by parents, teachers and religious guides. 

The children live in western and eastern Jerusalem, in a religious Jewish area and a Palestinian refugee camp. And although they live within a few miles of each other, none has ever met a youngster from the other side. 

 

Try to watch it if you can!

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Book Review – Jamal Kanj’s “Children of Catastrophe: Journey From a Palestinian Refugee Camp to America”

What does it mean to be a refugee? For many Palestinians, this is a central part of their identity. Most Palestinians have experienced a flight for refuge at so
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This book is one of the best books that was written about Palestinian refugee camps. As a personal experience of the author, Kamal Kanj, who both lived and was educated in the west, the USA.  In his book he is talking in a smooth descriptive way about his early life during the Nakbah. Then he explains the camp's life and how serious and challenging his life was when he was living in the camp. He was brave to write about the ideologies and activism that developed in him and around his character, especially in Nahr El Bared Palestinian camp in Lebanon. I think it is a very good book that describes and illustrates many details of his personal life as a Palestinian refugee.

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Children from Palestine share their dreams.

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Children have the right to dream to be something in the future: a painter, a businessman, a doctor, a car dealer, a lawyer, a shopkeeper, a movie director, a goal keeper, a football player, a pilot, a photographer, ( a teacher-barber-goal keeper), a worker in a hotel...etc.

All of these dreams seem just so easy to achieve. However, it is interesting to note that none of them dreamed to be politician.  

 

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National Geographic Events - NG Live Videos - From Revenge to Reconciliation

In a land shaped by centuries of conflict, emerging explorer Aziz Abu Sarah dealt with the death of his brother by working to build bridges between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Palestinian children ride obstacle course to school - 30 Sep 09

Unco-operative donkeys and checkpoints manned by armed soldiers are not obstacles most students have to face on their way to school. But for some Palestinian...
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A young Palestinian student tells of his daily struggle in this story "Journey to School".  The story takes place in the south of Palestine, a deserted and remote location where some Palestinian Bedouin are still living. Besides the Israeli occupation, the lack of infrastructure and simple modernity create challenges to his daily routine. Still, he insists on pursuing his education by continuing to go “struggle” every day. 

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Ann Marie Murnaghan's comment, April 24, 2013 3:42 PM
Can we see some normalized narratives about how a journey to school 'should' be? This example gives a good nod to the diversity of children's experiences.
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UNRWA

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A great small history discription of UNRWA by Riccardo Bocco

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Ann Marie Murnaghan's comment, April 24, 2013 3:43 PM
http://www.unrwa.org/etemplate.php?id=85 might be a more direct link?
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The UN Conventions of The Right of Child -Plains Language Version

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Palistinian children have been experiencing a forced migration for 65 years. They were displaced to 5 neighbouring countries from "Palestine" to Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, and the West Bank. They have been living in refugee camps since they arrived to these countries. 

 

I will be sharing with you information about the children who live in these camps in the 5 hosting countries.  I will illustate the refugee camp's conditions, and to share some of their aspects of life such as schooling, youth centeres, healthcare, and playgrounds.

 

Let's start by looking at the Children's Declaration of rights was published on a UN website called  Cyber School Bus.

The website has interesting information, and is found at: http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/&nbsp;

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