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"Hazbara" play at Birzeit University

Al-Harah Theater invites you to attend the performance of "Hazbara" play on Wednesday 26/9/2018 at 2 pm at Martyr Kamal Nasser Hall - Birzeit University.


“Hazbara” is a theater performance which explores the Israeli propaganda machine or what is known as “Hasbara” which means “explanation” in Hebrew. Hasbara stands for the Zionist public diplomacy and the strategic efforts to influence the public opinion. Hasbara explains the policies and actions of the Israeli Government and exports positive information and images to the International community and negatively portrays the Arabs and the Palestinians in particular.

The play “Hazbara” researches the methods of the Israeli Hasbara in the recent years, especially the manual handbook titled; “The Israel Project 2009 …Global Language Dictionary” which is considered to be an official curriculum to guide the governmental spokespersons. “Hazbara” focuses on the important role of the social media outlets like Facebook in the Hasbara campaigns. Moreover, it highlights the Israeli attempts and involvement in the Cultural theft and appropriation towards the Arab and Palestinian Heritage. The play combines documentary theater based on actual events and satirical black comedy.


Writer & director:

Mirna Sakhleh



Faten Khoury

Nicola Zreineh

Shibly Al-Baw

Munther Bannourah


Scenography design:

Fairouz Nustas


Scenography making:

Fairouz Nustas

Issam Rishmawi

Sofia Jadallah


Light design and technician:

Issam Rishmawi


Costumes selection:

Fairouz Nustas



Firas Abu Sabbah


Sound design and technician:

Firas Abu Sabbah


Stage Manager:

Jeries Abu Jaber



Ma’moun Hreimi


Production Manager:

George Matar



Marina Barham – Al-Harah Theater 2016


Funded by:

Sida as part of the Palestinian Performing Arts Network

The Palestinian Culture Fund - The Ministry of Culture

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