Jerusalem

Un-inventing the Bab al-Khalil tombs

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 11.01.2008:

Between the magic of legend and historical fact

Yusef Said al-Natsheh

Jerusalem Quarterly

Issue 22/23

This essay is part of an ongoing series of reviews of Jerusalem’s cemeteries.

The city of Jerusalem holds a prominent position in Islamic dogma and belief. While a thorough examination of the city’s standing is beyond the scope of this article, it is worth n(...)

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Sami Mustaklem, fireman

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 08.01.2008:

Putting out Jerusalem’s Fires

Civil defense under Jordan and Israel

Charmaine Seitz

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Jerusalem Quarterly

Summer 2005

On July 22, 1946, Sami Mustaklem was car shopping with his wife in Jerusalem. The manager of Bartlett’s Bank had a honey of a vehicle for sale and was just quoting Sami Mustaklem’s Memories the then-town magistrate a price when t(...)

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The Wailing Wall

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 08.01.2008:

Heritage, Nationalism and the Shifting Symbolism of the Wailing Wall

Simone Ricca

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Jerusalem Quarterly

Summer 2005

The study of symbols, the creation of historic narrative, ‘invented’ traditions, and heritage symbolism, have become common fields of study among Israeli researchers.1 Thus far, however, there has been no attempt to apply this approach to(...)

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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

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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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Performing Palestine: Resisting the Occupation and Reviving Jerusalem’s Social and Cultural Identity through Music and the Arts

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 22.12.2007:

David A. McDonald

Jerusalem Quarterly

Winter 2006

Issue 25

Resistance to the Israeli occupation takes many forms. From everyday acts of civil disobedience to outright engagement with occupation forces, Palestinians living under Israeli occupation have sought out myriad ways of negotiating the current socio-political landscape.1 One particularly fascinating arena fo(...)

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The Wall in Jerusalem: “Military Conquest by Architectural Means”

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 19.12.2007:

Ray Dolphin

Jerusalem Quarterly

Issue 26

Spring 2006

During the night of 31 July, 2003, the Israeli Border Police descended on Nu’man on the southern outskirts of Jerusalem. The Border Police went from house to house in the Palestinian community–little more than a hamlet of 200 persons–and rounded up 19 of the males. Despite the show of force, and the fact that thi(...)

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Courtship in Ottoman Jerusalem: The Intimate Correspondence of Alphonse and Afifeh

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 19.12.2007:

Mona Hajjar Halaby

Jerusalem Quarterly

Issue 26

Spring 2006

How do you want me to leave my office for Christmas in such disarray? I have no hope that it will happen and I regret that I won’t be able to pray [in Jerusalem] by your side as we did last year.

But you will think of me and pray for the one who is deprived of this dear happiness. Thus, alone, betwe(...)

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Jerusalem’s Shifting Demographic Profile

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 18.12.2007:

A statistical reading of the city’s demographic map

Luay Shabbaneh

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The Jerusalem Quarterly

Summer 2006

Issue 27

This article will present a reading of social and demographic transformation in Jerusalem in comparison with both Israeli residents of the same city, and West Bankers.1 This analysis is based on statistics derived from a variety of l(...)

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The Israeli ‘Place’ in East Jerusalem

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 18.12.2007:

How Israeli architects appropriated the Palestinian aesthetic after the ’67 War

Alona Nitzan-Shiftan

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The Jerusalem Quarterly

Summer 2006

Issue 27

How does new territorial control become inexorable fact? 1 How does such fact, based on confiscated land, turn into “a national home”? How does this ‘home’ embody the Israeli ‘place’ even as Palestin(...)

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Occidental Obsessions: Diary of a Country Doctor

Contributed by Jerusalem Quarterly on 09.12.2007:

Donn Hutchison

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Jerusalem Quarterly

Fall 2006

Issue 28

In the 23 years I knew him, he seemed to be overbearing, manipulative, critical and opinionated. There were glimpses of his humour and smatterings of his compassion, but they seemed as a mirage must seem in the desert. They took me by surprise, and afterwards I wondered if they had really existed (...)

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