Jerusalem

The Exam Interrupted: Jerusalem 1948

Contributed by Terra Sancta School For Girls on 11.03.2006:

Sylvia Hazou

I asked my dad to tell me about some of the experiences he has been through. “I was born in Jerusalem during the [Israeli] ‘War of Independence’. As my mother was delivering me in the Assyrian Orthodox Convent, a priest was shot dead at the doorstep. There were clashes going on between Arabs and Jews within the walls. For that reason my father gave me the second name ‘Harb(...)

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The Longest Moment (Jerusalem, 1948)

Contributed by Terra Sancta School For Girls on 11.03.2006:

Mary Hazboun

I made an interview with my grandfather about his old memories. It was really interesting. I realized I should have done it a long time ago. My grandfather’s name is Emile Harb. I asked him just one question: “What do you remember about your past?” He took a breath and started:

“I was born on 5 August 1930. At the beginning of the Second World War, I was nine years (...)

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Facade of the Educational Bookshop – Jerusalem

Contributed by Imad Muna on 03.03.2006:


The Educational Bookshop has been a landmark on East Jerusalem's Salahelddin street since 1985 Original Content Creator: Educational Bookshop

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Books to help you to find your roots

Contributed by Imad Muna on 03.03.2006:


The Educational Bookshop has a wide selection of resourses to help you connect with your roots. Original Content Creator: Educational Bookshop

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The Educational Bookshop -Jerusalem

Contributed by Imad Muna on 03.03.2006:

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We have the widest selection of books on Palestine of interest to the family historian, researcher, tourist or just about anybody else: memoirs, vintage photography, books on Palestinian tribes, clans and families, historic novels, poetry, reference works on Palestine, cookbooks, guidebooks, maps, dictionaries, proverbs, CD's and cassettes to learn Arabic(...)

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Lower Pool of Gihon, 1900

Contributed by Anton Weigel on 02.03.2006:


CATTLE MARKET DAY, IN THE LOWER POOL OF GIHON, VALLEY OF HINNOM, JERUSALEM, PALESTINE. 1900

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Jerusalem and the Mount of the Olives 1902

Contributed by Anton Weigel on 02.03.2006:


JERUSALEM AND THE MOUNT OF OLIVES - EAST FROM THE LATIN HOSPICE, PALESTINE." 1902.

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The Experience of the Sublime in Ramadan Light installations, taraweeh and iftar in Al-Aqsa Mosque

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

This Week in Palestine

December 2005

This year Jerusalem witnessed an unparalleled zeal welcoming the holy month of Ramadan. Since the Islamic lunar calendar year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year, Ramadan migrates throughout the seasons. This year Ramadan fell in the month of October which coincided with the warmer first half of the Palestini(...)

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The Qur’an Manuscripts in the Al-Haram Al-Sharif Islamic Museum, Jerusalem

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

October 2005

By Khader Salameh

Garnet Publishing, UK, and UNESCO Publishing, France, 2001, 206 pages.

This large format, hardcover book includes illustrations of the unique collection of the Qur'an manuscripts of Al-Haram Al-Sharif which were donated or endowed to the Holy Mosque by devout individuals and famous rulers from different parts of(...)

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The Islamic Museum

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

October 2005

The Islamic museum was founded in 1922 by the Higher Islamic Council in Palestine. When Jordanian rule prevailed over the West Bank in the late 1940s, responsibility for the museum passed to the Jordanian government, which still administers it to this day. In 1929 the museum moved to its present location on the southwestern side of the Al-Aqsa(...)

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