The Scot’s Coffee Shop & Bistro

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 23.06.2007:

St. Andrew’s Scottish Guest House

1 David Remez Street


Tel. 02-673 2401

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 - 21:00

The Scot’s Coffee Shop and Bistro, as the name implies, is located in St. Andrew’s Scottish Guest House, one of Jerusalem’s landmark buildings. The church and guest house were built in 1930 as a memorial to the Scottish regiments(...)

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The Crusades are part of Palestinian history, but what do we really know about them ?

Contributed by Prima Soho on 18.06.2007:

With the possible exception of Umberto Eco, medieval scholars are not used to getting much media attention.

They tend to be a quiet lot (except during the annual bacchanalia called the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, of all places), poring over musty chronicles and writing dull yet meticulous studies that few will read.

Imagine, then, surpr(...)

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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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Jerusalem, Fairuz, and the Moon

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 31.03.2007:

The Radio and the Discourse of Love in Modern Arabic Song

By Dr. Ali and Aida Qleibo

I have always lived my life according to the dictates of the moment. My feelings, my thoughts about my feelings, and my feelings about my thoughts constitute an intricate net in whose context both cause and effect dissolve into each other. In the process, my actions assume a heightened sense of (...)

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African community

Contributed by African Jerusalem on 31.03.2007:

In the prison courtyard

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African community

Contributed by African Jerusalem on 31.03.2007:

Entrance to the prison

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Mrs Hind Husseini:

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 24.03.2007:

The Children of Deir Yassin

by Pat McDonnell Twair

As hostilities intensified between Jews and Palestinians during the spring of 1948, Hind Husseini, who co-ordinated the establishment of Arab children’s centres in Jerusalem, found it increasingly difficult to move about the war-torn city. The morning of April 9 has resounded with volleys of gunfire marking the solemn funeral o(...)

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African community in Jerusalem

Contributed by African Jerusalem on 22.03.2007:

Photo Yasser Qous Likely Turkish Times Original Content Creator: Yasser Qous

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The African Community in Jerusalem

Contributed by African Jerusalem on 22.03.2007:


With the spread of Islam and the conversion of Africans in Africa, more and more black people participated in the Haj. However there were also migrations from Arabia to Africa and later back to Arabia to perform the Haj. The Palestinian historian Al Aref El-Aref reported that some people trace the historical of contemporary Africans in Jerusalem back to Arabia.

The ori(...)

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Restaurants and cafes in East-Jerusalem (tel/fax)

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 11.01.2007:

3 Arches Restaurant

5692692 623 5192

Abu-Shanab Pizza


Al-Diwan (Ambassador Hotel)

5412213 5828202

Al-Quds Al-Arabi


Al-Shuleh Grill


Amigo Emil

6288090 6261457

Antonio's (Ambassador Hotel)


Arabesque, Poolside & Patio Restaurants (American Colony Hotel)


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