The International Youth Exchange Programme (Zajel) of the Public Relations Department at An-Najah in cooperation with the Palestinian Algerian Friendship Association organized an exhibition on the Algerian heritage and identity.
The exhibition included a photo gallery that embodies the Algerian history from the colonial period to the national libration era. The gallery also included photos of the Algerian landscape, its cities, culture, heritage, folklore and a number of its prominent figures.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the Professor Maher Natsheh, Acting President of An-Najah and Mr. Asad Qadri, Director of the Friendship Association who gave a lecture on the current and historical relations between Algeria and Palestine as the alliance between the two countries has remained both strong and enduring to this day.
Student Mahdi Mara’beh, an Algerian born talked about the importance of direct communication between both the Palestinian and the Algerian people pointing out that social media plays a significant role to reinforce this communication.
In the same context, student Sabreen Azriel, also an Algerian born, discussed the idea of breaking the cultural siege that is imposed on Palestine and hinders communication with other cultures.
The exhibition was organized by a group of Zajel’s Volunteers through launching a campaign on Facebook titled: “Lovers of Algeria at An-Najah National University”.