JQ 67 ( 2016)
UNESCO's Jerusalem Storm: The Real Danger
Conrad Schick: Pioneering Architect, Archaeologist, and Historian of Nineteenth-Century Jerusalem
Among the hundreds of Orientalists, archaeologists, and missionaries who visited or lived in Jerusalem in the nineteenth century, none left such an impact on the city as Conrad Schick. Not an architect by training, he nevertheless designed and supervised the construction of a large number of...
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Remembering My Friend, Hani Jawhariyyeh
Forty years have now passed since his death and before that about twenty years of friendship between us, a friendship that began in the days of our childhood in the 1950s, there in Arab Jerusalem as we breathed its air, little knowing we would lose it in a few short years. Here are a few short word...
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Solidarity in Struggle: Photography on the Threshold between Revolution and Humanitarian Violence
Between October and November of 1981, Khaled, a Lebanese-Palestinian fida’i (freedom fighter, pl. fida’iyyin ) from Fatah, the largest faction within the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), was commissioned as bodyguard to Horst Sturm (1923–2015), an East German photojournalist from...
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“We Always Talk about War”: Photography as Archive in the Work of Dor Guez
What does it mean to inhabit – or perhaps we should say to be inhabited by – history’s violent upheavals and traumatic displacements? How do the creation and destruction of empires and nations reverberate through individual lives and into our own time? Can their effects be seen in a damaged wedding...
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From Still to Moving Image: Shifting Representation of Jerusalem and Palestinians in the Western Biblical Imaginary
In this essay, I will look at the shifting representation of Palestine and Palestinians in the Western biblical imaginary, initially focusing on European and then later North American imaging modes. I will consider the trajectory of Bruno Piglhein’s Panorama of Jerusalem on the Day of the...
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Reflections on Malaria in Jerusalem
Vicken V. Kalbian
Malaria shaped and influenced the history of Jerusalem and Palestine in the early twentieth century, in ordinary times, during World War I, and under British administration. The Ottomans only employed token efforts to control this widespread disease. The only serious attempts to control malaria in...
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Toward Spacio-cide: Building the Museum of Tolerance over the Mamilla Cemetery in Jerusalem
The Zionist project has worked for decades to Judaize the land of Palestine through various means of destruction, expansion of colonial settlements, control over territory, archeological excavations to find biblical roots, and the massive displacement of non-Jewish populations. The city of...
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Najla’s Dance: The Elusive History of the al-Bireh–Jerusalem Train
During traditional wedding celebrations in al-Bireh and neighboring villages, it is still possible to hear this strange incantation celebrating the roaring whistle of the Jerusalem train approaching the southern approaches of Kafr ‘Aqab.
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The Occupying State Demands Loyalty from an Occupied People: The Expulsion of Jerusalemite Palestinians on the Grounds of Non-Allegiance to Israel
Since the unilateral annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967, Israel has manipulated Jerusalem’s demographic balance by increasing the Jewish population and containing the growth of the Palestinian population of the city. To achieve this goal, Israel has employed a variety of measures, such as the...
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Music, Borders, and the Sensorial Politics of Displacement in Jumana Manna’s A Magical Substance Flows into Me
Since then, the story of the sardines has been linked to Israel for me: whenever I mention Israel, or it’s mentioned in front of me, I remember the smell of those sardines. So I just want you to check if that story is correct, that I did not make it up .
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