Al-Liqa’ Center for Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land

On the occasion of the publication of Prof. Qustandi Shomali’s book,

Al-Liqa’ Center in Cooperation with the Cultural Diwan in Beit Sahour present a Panel

 “Palestinian Folk Heritage”

On Wednesday 29 May 2013 at 6:00p.m
In the Diwan’s Headquarters
Beit Sahour Municipality – Dar Abu Sa’da

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Panel Participants

1)    Introductory remarks by Mrs Maha Sacca
2)    Prof. Qustandi Shomali’s presentation of his book
Moderator: Dr. Geries S. Khoury

Mr. Ibrahim Fawzi Odeh of the Cultural Diwan of Beit Sahour welcomed all attendees and was followed by Dr. Geries S. Khoury, Director of Al-Liqa’ Center, the moderator of this cultural evening who spoke briefly on Al-Liqa’ Center and its various activities including its objective and its publication activities. Dr. Khoury spoke of Prof. Shomali’s association with Al-Liqa’ including this latter’s publication of Prof. Shomali’s Al-Carmel newspaper.


Dr. Khoury then introduced Mrs. Maha Sacca, the Director of Palsetine Heritage Center who spoke on the importance of documenting Folk Heritage and thanked Prof. Shomali on his great work on Palestinian Folk Heritage.

On his part, Prof. Shomali surveyed the content of his work and the various stages of Folk Heritage in Palestine.


Following Prof. Shomali’s presentation, there were questions and answers session in which Prof. Shomali and Dr. Khoury answered in a clear manner.

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