Ramallah, Palestine: Cultural Capital

Ramallah, Palestine: Cultural Capital


The city of Ramallah is the de facto capital
of Palestine. While most Palestinians
consider Jerusalem their rightful capital,
so do Israelis, and sharing Jerusalem seems unlikely for now,
so that leaves Ramallah to host
the Palestinian government and international agencies. Adjacent the president’s
headquarters stands the tomb of
Yasser Arafat. While he certainly has
plenty of detractors, this Palestinian statesman, who led the PLO
from 1969 until 2004, is without a doubt the father
of modern Palestine. Call him what you like,
people here celebrate Arafat as the man who did more
than anyone else to raise awareness of
the Palestinian struggle for independence. Nearby,
at Birzeit University, with its beautiful campus and 10,000 students, you can feel the energy of a younger generation
working hard for a stable
and prosperous future. A stroll through the campus gives me a chance
to connect with students and learn a bit
about their culture. In a university like this, are there more men
or more women studying? Women, I believe,
women, yes. What is it like for
a woman in Palestine? They live freely,
like womens in the world. Yes, we can do everything. We can go out together,
and no judgmental, nothing. So what is the hope for —
for the future? Of course to live in peace,
to have peace and to be — To have all your family around,
to go abroad whenever you want. I hope to live in peace,
to live freely. STEVES: Free women
with a good future. -Yes.
-Insha’Allah. Insha’Allah, insha’Allah. The city of Ramallah
is filled with the same youthful and positive energy
I felt at its university. Whether coming together
at the Square of the Lions or browsing along
a stylish shopping street, Ramallah helps me envision
a future with a peaceful and prosperous Palestine.

90 thoughts on “Ramallah, Palestine: Cultural Capital

  1. Video hasn't been up that long and Rick has already gotten downvotes. Probably from people who don't like that he called it Palestine.

  2. Ya Allah please save your Human world. How I tell you what happening in the world. Your Created human have created atomic, chemical, and billion of thousand of dangerous weapon to destroy your mankind.

  3. Rick Steves is a better US ambassador than the entire US State Department — a den of pathological liars and apologists for war, misery and oppression under the name of "freedom."

  4. Sorry pro I disliked this vid bcz u said that Ramallah is Palestine capital city , am from Ramallah but its Jerusalem the capital ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Ramah, is the Name of the city in the Bible
    First Book of Samuel 7:15
    And Samuel judged in Israel all of the days of his life; in Beit Eland Gilgal and
    Mitzpa and his return was to Ramah; for there was his home

  6. Great work Mr Steves. However, "Most Palestinians consider Jerusalem as its capital" is inaccurate.. ALL Palestinians do…Thanks for visiting and welcome back anytime..

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  8. What happened to Zionists? Where is all the destruction? Where is Israeli army? Where is the checkpoints? Thank you for bringing the real video not like propaganda from Palestine TV

  9. Palestinians can have independence without further struggle if they would come to the peace table with Israel and make peace. A better life for all will be when Palestinians will "give peace a chance". Make peace, not war. Stop the hate.

  10. We .. love .. palestaine "

  11. AlQuds is the capital of palastine and will always be ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธlove palastine from canada

  12. Palestine you are in my heart and always will although I have never visited you yet I love you more than my home country and I promise you Palestine one just one day there will be peace

  13. Yes Ramallah is the capital of Palestine and Jerusalem is the capital of Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  14. "Palestinian struggle for independence"? How is anyone stopping them from being independent, other than the Palestinian authority?

  15. She just said that woman live freely and right after that when asked about the future of women then she said she wants them to live freely and in peace as if that is not already happening. Do not be deceived folks

  16. Beautiful Palestine! ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ and his Capital Jerusalem too!!!! Love from Argentina ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทโœŒโœŒโœŒโœŒโœŒ

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