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Young Women in the City: Mandate Memories

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 27.01.2009:

Ellen Fleischmann

Jerusalem Quarterly File

Fall 1998, Issue 2

Focusing on Jerusalem‘s women provides us with a distinctive lens on the city during this period, illuminating in particular the pressures on and transformations in attitudes about gender which accelerated with the events of 1948, but which have their origins even earlier. These stories reveal rich information,(...)

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Yusuf Diya’ al-Khalidi (1842-1906), mayor of Jerusalem

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 07.01.2008:

An Ottoman Bismarck from Jerusalem

By Alexander Scholch

Source:

Jerusalem Quarterly

Summer 2006

Alexander Scholch was a leading light among the new geographic historians of Palestine and Egypt when he died prematurely in the 1983 at the young age of 43. We are reprinting here his profile of Yusuf al Khalidi, from his path-breaking book, Radical Transformatio(...)

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NAMES OF THE FAMILIES OF BEIT JALA

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 14.10.2007:

The inhabitants of Beit Jala were, since ancient times, and still are, divided into 5 clans (Harat).

Each clan (Hara) consists of a group of families, some of which are original inhabitants and others who chose to join a particular clan. The voting or electoral rolls of Beit Jala are grouped accordingly up to present times.

Many variations in spelling of a particular same name a(...)

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NAMES OF THE FAMILIES OF BETHLEHEM

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 14.10.2007:

The inhabitants of Bethlehem were, since ancient times, and still are, divided into 8 clans (Harat).

Each clan (Hara) consists of a group of families, some of which are original inhabitants and others who chose to join a particular clan. The voting or electoral rolls of Bethlehem are grouped accordingly up to present times.

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Interesting highlights on Jerusalem after 1291

Contributed by Prima Soho on 13.06.2007:

(1) Political History

The Latin dominion over Jerusalem really came to an end on 2 October, 1187, when the city opened its gates to Saladin (Yusuf ibn Ayyub, Salah-ed-din, Emir of Egypt, 1169-93); although fragments of the Latin kingdom in Palestine lasted into another century. Frederick II acquired a short possession of Jerusalem itself by treaty later, and the title "King of Jerusale(...)

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Bus Number 23

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 18.02.2007:

By Emily Jacir

I was 13 years old standing next to my father in Bethlehem one sunny and windy day when he took my hand and pointed to the settlement of Gilo and said, “See, baba, see there?” Then my eyes followed his finger as it moved across the landscape and stopped at the settlement of Har Gilo. “And there. See? They are going to build settlements just like those all around us.” The(...)

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Physicians

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 28.01.2007:

In the first third of this century there were only three physicians in Bethlehem, and none was specialized. They were:

1- Dr. Yusuf Abul 'Arraj. He used to go on foot to his patients' homes to treat them.

2- Dr. Rumi. He used to go to his patients' homes riding a donkey.

3- Dr. Iskandar Dahbura. He used to treat patients in his home only. He had a pharmacy in his h(...)

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Joseph’s Tomb

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 23.01.2007:

When he was old and near to death, Jacob recognized as his the two sons that Joseph had had in Egypt: 'Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine as Reuben and Simeon are' (Gen 48,5), and prophesied to Joseph: 'God will be with you, and will bring you again to the land of your fathers' (Gen 48,21). Jacob also made a special gift to the son who had been able to forgive the perfidy of his brothers, who(...)

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Reem Kelani: Telling the Palestinian narrative through song

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 02.10.2006:

Susannah Tarbush, The Electronic Intifada, 11 July 2006

The debut CD of Palestinian singer Reem Kelani - "Sprinting Gazelle: Palestinian Songs from the Motherland and the Diaspora" - is a major contribution from this remarkable singer, musical researcher and broadcaster towards reviving and spreading Palestinian culture.

In the weeks since "Sprinting Gazelle" was released in the(...)

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Ottoman Jerusalem – The Living City: 1517-1917

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.08.2006:

Edited by Sylvia Auld and Robert Hillenbrand

Altajir World of Islam Trust, London, 2000, 1168 pages

This is not a book to be thrown into one’s backpack for reading while sun-tanning on the beach or lazying on the lawn in the garden. This is a serious publication that is too heavy to be carried around. The two-part tome makes for an invaluable reference book on Jerusalem, its his(...)

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