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  • Lifta, Thousands of Years Old, Still Stands Empty and Cleansed of Its Rightful Inhabitants By John Lilburne  Photo description: Huda al Imam receiving a Plaque from Lifta Charitable Society - Palestine in appreciation of the Centre for Jerusalem Studies efforts - Al-Quds University, generosity and ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2013, 11:21 AM by Lifta Society
  • Thoughts on Lifta  Jerusalem’s central bus station lies in the Western Suburbs of the city; far from the old Ottoman walls that encircle the sites of pilgrimage of the three monotheistic faiths ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2013, 11:07 PM by Lifta Society
  • Lifta and Land Grab? Lifta is the last remaining Arab city / town / village that has not been destroyed or re-inhabitedBy Ralph Watkins Lifta is the last remaining Arab city / town / village that ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2013, 9:43 PM by Lifta Society
  • Among the ruins of Lifta, memory of the Nakba persists By Fatima Masri  Standing within the boundaries of the holy city, Lifta is one of the 68 villages surrounding Jerusalem that were ethnically cleansed during the Israeli systematic attack in ...
    Posted May 14, 2013, 3:27 PM by Lifta Society
  • In the Midst of the Ruins: Activists Struggle to Save the Palestinian Village of Lifta Lifta is the last remaining Palestinian village within the disavowed Green Line that hasn’t been destroyed or renovated and resettled By Marc Kaminsky    Lifta is the last remaining Palestinian ...
    Posted May 12, 2013, 9:52 PM by Lifta Society
  • Israel meets Palestine: A Jewish Poet Encounters Lifta Through collaboration with Lifta Society, Menachem Daum (right) visit Lifta with Marc Kaminsky (Left)Video by friend of Lifta Society, Menachem Daum.  Learn more about Menachem Daum. Lifta, a ghost ...
    Posted May 12, 2013, 10:02 PM by Lifta Society
  • In Photos: Remains of Palestinian Lifta Village Saved for Now  The Jerusalem-area village of Lifta has recently received the public attention it deserves – and for good this time. Earlier this month an Israeli court ruled that the Israel Land ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2012, 6:17 PM by Lifta Society
  • Palestinian refugess still hoping to return to homelands  Once a thriving village, now in ruins Lifta is a mere two kilometers distance from Jerusalem Al Quds.A recent court decision to void tenders for the construction of luxury ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2012, 2:49 PM by Lifta Society
  • Activists promise robust investigation of Lifta Citizens’ committee declares site will become an "open campus" for studyBy Melanie LidmanActivists who fought over the past year and a half to save Lifta, the abandoned village ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2012, 12:44 PM by Lifta Society
  • Jerusalem 'squatter' discovers that his home is rightfully his Decades-old documents could stymie state's plans to evict veteran residents from neighborhoods throughout the countryBy Nir HassonPhoto: Yoni Yohanan, seen here against the backdrop of the ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2012, 12:29 PM by Lifta Society
  • Small triumphs in a Sisyphean war Tender for a luxury development in Lifta, a Palestinian village on the western outskirts of Jerusalem, destroyed in 1948, was withdrawn by court orderBy Amira Hass News came this ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2012, 9:32 PM by Lifta Society
  • Israeli court grants reprieve to abandoned Palestinian village A Jerusalem court has ruled against plans to build a luxury housing development on the remains of a Palestinian village abandoned in the 1948 war that followed the establishment of ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2012, 8:57 PM by Lifta Society
  • Court nixes building project, saves unique Nakba village Lifta, the best-kept Palestinian Nakba village was saved on Monday, after a surprising verdict by the Jerusalem District Court canceled a 2004 construction plan to build a luxury housing ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2012, 8:45 PM by Lifta Society
  • Lifta's imaginary future Plans for a luxury development in an abandoned Arab village may have been scrapped - but dreams of restoring Lifta to its former glory are likely to remain just thatBy ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2012, 8:18 PM by Lifta Society
  • Rights group welcomes court victory for 1948 village An Israeli court upheld a petition to stop the sale of Lifta village land and property to private companies    The Civic Coalition for Defending Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem welcomed an ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2012, 8:03 PM by Lifta Society
  • Abandoned Palestinian village near Jerusalem escapes redevelopment An abandoned Palestinian village that is believed to be the last remaining example of a pre-1948 Arab town will not be redeveloped into new apartments, according to an Israeli ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2012, 8:24 PM by Lifta Society
  • Court rules against demolition of empty Lifta homes Tender canceled for construction of luxury villas in neighborhood on capital’s western slopes  By Melanie Lidman    The abandoned Arab homes of Lifta at the western entrance to the capital ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2012, 7:32 PM by Lifta Society
  • “Not Only Arabs Lived in Lifta” The Jerusalem District Court has cancelled the tender for the construction of luxury homes in place of the ruins of the Jerusalem village of Lifta.  Ilan Shtier, who filed the ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2012, 7:18 PM by Lifta Society
  • Nestled in the stones of Lifta, a stark reminder of purity and conflict Keeping this physical site of memory alive may serve as an important marketplace of ideas and emotion, one that can enable a bit of empathy to flourish amidst the stones ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2012, 7:02 PM by Lifta Society
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