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  • In Pictures: Erasing Palestine Palestinians fear the old stone houses of Lifta, the last deserted pre-1948 Palestinian village, will soon be destroyed. By Vinciane Jacquet  Picture: Yacoub Odeh lived with his family in ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2014, 2:47 AM by Lifta Society
  • A collective memory: Lifta (لفتا‎) “You will go home and you will arrive happy. But I can’t go to my home, to my grandfather in the graveyard. I will never forget, my world is ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2014, 2:31 AM by Lifta Society
  • The Story of Lifta  By János Chialá  Driving into Jerusalem from the coast, just before the gates of the city lies a ghost village: Lifta. For thousands of years, many different people inhabited these ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2014, 2:03 AM by Lifta Society
  • Palestinians and Jews Unite to Save the Pre-1948 Town of Lifta Nearly two years after an Israeli court halted state plans to sell the last uninhabited pre-1948 Arab village, the site continues to crumble.  By Lauren Gelfond Feldinger Lifta, burrowed ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2014, 1:46 AM by Lifta Society
  • Zochrot does a writeup about Lifta villagers It's all about people: Narratives from LiftaBy Laura van Rijעאידה נג'אר בשמלה מסורתית מליפתא / Aida Najjar with a Lifta traditional dress // Laura van RijNext ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2014, 1:06 AM by Lifta Society
  • 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
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