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Recent Events 2008


December 2008
PUSH is pleased to announce the release of its innovative series of site manuals designed to assist managers, stakeholders and local community members to put shared heritage into action.
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August 28-29, 2008 - Pilot Sites Design Workshop
Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design, School of Architecture
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August 20-22, 2008 - PUSH Jordanian Site Visit

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During the course of the PUSH Jordanian Site tour a group of 55 Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian tour guides, site managers, and heritage specialists traveled together throughout Jordan visiting sites representing various aspects of the region's shared heritage. The site visits inspired discussion both at the sites, on the bus and throughout the shared meals during the three days.

While the guests were constantly engaged in small group discussion one large group discussion took place on the evening of second day. The discussion was held in English with Arabic and Hebrew translation as needed.

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April 11 2008 - Regional Experts Workshop

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On April 11 2008, The PUSH project's Regional Experts Workshop was held at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design's Department of Architecture building in central Jerusalem .
The purpose of the workshop was to present the PUSH project's new publication
Our Shared Heritage: An Anthology of the Region's Shared Natural and Cultural Heritage to the regional experts that have been involved in PUSH since its inception. The unique publication, released in a single Arabic, Hebrew and English format, provides a comprehensive review of the large variety of shared natural and cultural heritage in Jordan, the Palestinian Territories and Israel. Furthermore, PUSH presented the six pilot sites selected to be the focus of PUSH activities during the coming year. Throughout the workshop, PUSH teams engaged in a discussion with the numerous Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian experts, gathered from a wide range of professional fields, concerning the PUSH project's upcoming publication of site brochures and site manuals. Professor Turner presented the six pilot sites that PUSH will focus on in the second half of its project.
The six sites, selected collaboratively by the three teams, include:
"The Great Cities" of Sabastia, Pella and Beit She'an, which share a single common narrative;.
and
Gesher, Artas and the Jordan River at Bakoura site of which host multiple narratives of great importance to the peoples of the region.
For a presentation of the chosen sites click here

For more information on the  Regional Experts Meeting click here.