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jerusalem quarterly

Autumn 2013, Issue 55


Open Museums, Closed Barriers

Khaled Jarrar’s remarkable documentary, The Infiltrators, records, without comment, the travails of West Bank Palestinians as they struggle to climb the Wall on makeshift ladders, each other’s shoulders or with a good shove from a comrade. In one scene, several overweight middle-aged men assemble, and with poignant humor, assist each other in getting over the Wall so that they can go to ...more


Beatrice St. Laurent with Himmet Taskomur
The creation of the first Museum of Antiquities in Jerusalem during the late Ottoman period is a fascinating story of archaeological pursuits in the region by both Ottoman government officialdom in Istanbul and foreign archaeologists working in ...more
Mahmoud Hawari
The Citadel (al-qal'a) of Jerusalem is one of the most significant landmarks in the topography of the city. For nearly a millennium, the citadel served as Jerusalem’s main military stronghold, during which it played a vital role in the politica ...more
Roger Heacock
With such an open-ended problematic, the first question to be answered is where and when was the subject of the study, in the event, Europe. The study’s object, Jerusalem, is then derived through the prism of Europe’s policies and imaginary. Be ...more
Donald Whitcomb
The ancient land of Palestine began attracting Western archaeologists almost from the birth of the field as a scholarly discipline, yet it was not until the 1920s that the country produced its first tiny crop of Palestinian archaeologists. Albe ...more
Ahmad El-Atrash
Bethlehem, like Jerusalem, is considered a sacred city by all three monotheistic religions: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. The town long enjoyed growth and development due to maintaining an organic connection with Jerusalem, until the Israel ...more
Rania Murra and Toine Van Teeffelen
Once the area around Rachel’s Tomb, a pilgrimage place for Muslims, Christians and Jews, was one of the liveliest in Bethlehem. The Hebron Road connected Jerusalem with Bethlehem: its northern section was the busiest street in town. It was the ...more

Book Reviews

Alex Winder
In 1899, Gustaf Dalman arrived in Palestine for the first time, spending two months there prior to a seven-month stay in Aleppo. He returned immediately afterward and eventually spent some twelve of the following fourteen years in Palestine, wh ...more
Salim Tamari and Issam Nassar
Graham Usher, writer, journalist and long-time friend of, and contributor to, Jerusalem Quarterly, died on 8 August 2013, Aged 54, of creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. In the tributes below, JQ editors Salim Tamari and Issam Nassar remember Graham’s ...more
Ilan Halevi, a contributor to our journal as well as to La Revue d’Etudes Palestinienne and JPS, died in Clichy-la-Garenne, on 10 July 2013. He was 69 and still at the height of his productivity. In the tributes given to him in Ramallah, he was ...more
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