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THURSDAY 11 JULY, 2019

 

SATURDAY 13 JULY, 2019

17:00 – 18:00

Registration and Welcoming Reception at Jacir Palace

 

10:00 – 11:30

Session 3: Cultural and Archaeological Heritage Preservation: Future Plans

18:00 – 19:30

Official opening of the convention

20:00 – 23:30

Ceremonial Dinner

11:30 – 11:45

Coffee Break

 

 

11:45 – 14:00

Tour in the old City of Bethlehem

 

 

14:00 – 15:00

Lunch  

 

 

15:30 – 17:30

Theater Play "Jabra Ibrahim Jabra"

 

 

17:30 – 18:00

Bus to Mar Saba

 

 

18:00 – 18:30

Visit to Mar Saba Monastery

 

 

18:30 – 23:00

A Bedouin night in the desert with dinner

 

FRIDAY 12 JULY, 2019

 

SUNDAY 14 JULY, 2019

10:00 – 11:30

Session 1: Role of Palestinian diaspora in influencing their countries' policies toward the Palestinian cause

 

Morning

Church Mass

12:00 – 13:30

Geopolitical tour in  Bethlehem

11:30 – 11:45

Coffee Break

14:00 – 15:30

Lunch in Beit Sahour

11:45 – 13:15

Session 2: The art of Mother-of-pearl carving and its impact on diaspora

15:30 – 17:30

Free time

18:00 – 19:30

Closing Ceremony

13:15 – 14:00

Opening of Enrique Yidi's Exihibition of Contemporary Mother-of-Pearl Art

 

  • Mayors' speeches
  • Musical Performance

14:00 – 15:30

Lunch

 

  • Conventions' Briefing

15:30 – 17:00

Embroidery workshop (pre-registration required)

 

  • Palestinian traditional costumes show

17:15 – 17:45

Bus to Battir

 

  • Honoring sponsors

18:00 – 19:30

Hiking from Battir to Makhrour

 

20:00 – 23:30

Closing Dinner

20:00 – 23:30

Dinner at El Makhrour (Beit Jala) with entertainment program