By Kimberly Katz, Salim Tamari
Writing in his overdue children and early twenties, Sami'Amr gave his diary an apt subtitle: ''The conflict of Life'', encapsulating either the political weather of Palestine within the waning years of the British Mandate in addition to the contrasting joys and issues of family members existence. Now translated from the Arabic, Sami's diary represents a unprecedented artefact of turbulent switch within the center East. Written over 4 years, those ruminations of a tender guy from Hebron brim with revelations approximately everyday life opposed to a backdrop of super transition. Describing the general public and the personal, the trendy and the conventional, Sami muses on relationships, his station in existence, and different common reviews whereas sharing a variety of information about a pivotal second in Palestine's smooth historical past. Making those never-before-published reflections on hand in translation, Kimberly Katz additionally presents illuminating context for Sami's phrases, laying out biographical info of Sami, who saved his diary deepest for on the subject of sixty years. one in all a constrained variety of Palestinian diaries to be had to English-language readers, the diary of Sami'Amr bridges major chasms in our knowing of heart jap, and especially Palestinian, background
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59. Ayalon refers to a number of personal accounts of childhood schooling in his study on literacy in Palestine. 60. Contrast this with Davis’ critique of the mandate’s Department of Education program for expanding village education and providing universal education in Palestine, drawn on Tibawi’s Arab Education, among other studies. She states that the government’s department “has traditionally taken much credit for the expansion of education in Palestine. However, the rural education expansion was predicated on the villages providing the building and the equipment for schools.
He had a rotation in Cardiff, Wales to see how this was applied in practice. In 1966 he was appointed assistant to the Governor of ʿAmman. In 1969, a former Director of the Jordanian Intelligence Department (al-Mukhābarāt) was appointed as the new Minister of Interior at a period of intense political instability with upheavals and confrontations in Jordan between the Jordanian Government and its Army on the one hand and the PLO [Palestine Liberation Organization] fighters and their leadership on the other.
Too much educa- tion might take people from the land and bring them into the cities, creating a variety of urban problems such as unemployment and the possible increase of antigovernment political activity while decreasing the necessary agricultural production.