This website was created
back in the Year 2000 and is dedicated to all Nuseibeh family
members regardless of their place of residence.
and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but
manifistations of strength and resolution."
to all visitors to the Nuseibeh Family website on the Internet
and best wishes.
It is appropriate
to observe at the initiation corner at the web, that, it is
primarily addressed to family members who, in consequence of
the 1948 and 1967 conflicts in Palestine find themselves dispersed
in so many countries, as indeed do most other Jerusalem families.
The corner therefore, is primarily an effort to bring back together
the bonds which dispersal has severed.
said that, we live in a day and age where communication has
brought the entire world together in a human bond. What would
be relevant and intimate to family members, may, likewise, be
interesting to many others, particularly so as the Nuseibeh
family happens to be the oldest recognized family in Jerusalem
dating back to 1400 - odd years.
And if this
were not sufficiently evocative one might add that it is the
family which since Caliph Omar accepted the keys of Jerusalem
1400 years ago, has been the Muslim family assigned the custodianship
of the keys of the Holy Sepulchre which included in addition
to opening and the closing of the door of this most venerable
church at dawn and dusk, the adjudication of differences between
various Christian denominations over traditional rights within
date back this honorary assignment to 1191, when Salah-U-Din
and Richard the Lion Heart made a compact on the holy Christian
places. Whichever is the correct date it is a minimum of 800
to our Nuseibeh Family members, and indeed , to all visitors
to our Web in the hope of establishing the kind of human relationship
which age and information has afforded to us all.