Al-quds
Al Quds University National Workshop
April 23, 2007


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The Al Quds University National Workshop was held on Monday, April 23 from 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM. The workshop was hosted by The High Institute of Archaeology at al-Quds University's Abu Dis Campus. Twenty eight individual experts and institutions received invitations to attend the workshop three weeks prior to the event. Of these, sixteen representatives from various institutions attended the workshop, see the below participants list for more information.

The workshop included two main lectures, an open discussion and a site tour to Wadi al-Kelt. The first lecture was presented by PUSH Project Manger, Dr. Yusuf Natsheh. Dr. Natsheh's lecture focused on the PUSH project's background, goals, objectives, partners and the expected outcome. The second lecture, conducted jointly by the four members of the Palestinian PUSH team including, Dr. Natsheh, Dr. Marwan Abu Khalef, Mr. Mohammed al-Jaradat and Architect Osama Hamdan, focused primarily on the methodology of selecting sites and the sites themselves. Many questions, comments and suggestions were raised in the open discussion and answers from PUSH Palestinian team were presented.

Following the discussion, PUSH team members and guests participated in a site tour of Wadi al-Kelt and St. George's Monastery. The tour, guided by Dr. Natsheh, was informative and enjoyable. Furthermore, the site tour generated clear enthusiasm for the rich heritage in the region and the overall goals that the PUSH project works to promote.


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Participants List
Yusuf Natsheh, Push Project Manager
Marwan Fayez Abu Khalaf, Project Senior Assistant
Osama Hamdan, Project Assistant
Mohammad Jaradat, Project Assistant
Khaled Fahd el-Qawasma, Hebron Rehabilitation Committee
Hilmi 'Amran Marqa, Hebron Rehabilitation Committee
Ibrahim 'Alian, Institute of Archaeology / al-Awqaf
Ibrahim Iqtit, Institute of Archaeology / AQU
Wala' Ahmad Nazal, Sabastiya Municipality Cultural Centre
Zahra el-Masri, AQU-Beit Hanina
Nazmi el-Ju'ba, Riwaq
Manal el-Khattib, Water and Environmental Developing Centre
Asem Asayed Ahmad, Institute of Archaeology / AQU
Sara al-Shamas, Institute of Archaeology / AQU
Munther Mahmud Muhsen, Institute of Archaeology / AQU
Ghassan Muhibesh, Heritage Relief / Abu Dis


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Bezalel
Bezalel Academy National Workshop
April 15, 2007



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The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design's National Workshop was held on Sunday, April 15 at Bezalel Acadmey's Department of Architecture in Jerusalem. The meeting was attended by approximately 25 experts from various academic and professional organizations focused on heritage.


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Professor Michael Turner, PUSH Project Manger for Bezalel presented a presentation on the PUSH project outlining the PUSH project's background, goals, objectives, partners, timeline and the expected outcomes. This was followed by an open discussion to review the national inventory of sites of shared heritage and the identification of themes that could integrate well with the inventories of sites released by the other two PUSH partner teams. Many questions, comments and suggestions were raised in the open discussion and answers from PUSH team were presented.


Participants Partial List

Michael Turner, PUSH Project Manager
Moshe Caine, PUSH Team
Doron Bar, PUSH Team
David Guggenhim, PUSH Team
Anat Dror, Bezalel Student
Rena Wasser, Bezalel Student
Jon Seigleman, Israel Antiquities Authority
Gidon Bromberg, Director, Friends of the Earth Middle East
Avner Goren, Abraham Path Initiative
Gideon Avni, Israel Antiquities Authority
Rami Haruri, Israel Antiquities Authority
Elizabeth Koch, PUSH Project Coordinator
Yuval Peled, National Parks Authority

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JSSD
Jordan Society for Sustainable Development National Workshop
May 2
nd, 2007


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The Jordan Society for Sustainable Development's National Workshop was held May 3, 2007 in Amman. The meeting was attended by approximately 20 experts from various academic and professional organizations focused on heritage including the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Education, Hashemite University, Al Albaiet University, Birdlife International / Middle East, Jordan Environment Society, Friends of Archeology Society, Jordan Inbound Tourism Society, Ministry of Planning, Amman Greater Municipality and Friends of the Earth Middle East.

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Mr. Khaled Nasser, PUSH Project Manger for JSSD presented a presentation on the PUSH project outlining the PUSH project's background, goals, objectives, partners, timeline and the expected outcomes. This was followed by an open discussion to review the national inventory of sites of shared heritage. Many questions, comments and suggestions were raised in the open discussion and answers from PUSH team were presented. The participants commented on the value of the project and the added value it could give to national level heritage projects.