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At last! Although completed in May 2016, it took more than a year to fill the spectacularly designed and landscaped Palestinian Museum in Ramallah. So, after initially living up to the stereotypical view of Palestinian chaos and corruption, the musum changes tune with a powerful inaugural show. “Jerusalem Lives”, curated by Reem Fadda, explores the pivotal symbolic & historical role and impact of this much coveted city (till Jan 31 2018).

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The multi-disciplinary exhibition is fearlessly political, referencing the iniquities and challenges of the Israeli occupation. Even four digits of the museum phone number refer to the nakba (catastrophe) of 1948 when 750,000 Palestinians lost their homes to make way for the creation of Israel.