Huna Al Quds: Palestinian Art and Culture in Jerusalem during the Early 20th Century—Opening Night
Museum of the Palestinian People
1900 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
The exhibition will present an overview of cultural and artistic life in Jerusalem during the British Mandate years (1917–1948). Curated by Rula Dughman, “Huna Al Quds” invites visitors to explore the rich heritage and lives of Jerusalemites before The Nakba through a diverse collection of paintings, photos, and more.
The work of Jerusalem Story is featured as part of the exhibit.
OPENING NIGHT: Curator Rula Dughman will lead a ticketed curatorial tour of the exhibition at 6:00 p.m. The museum will be open to visitors with reserved tickets from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., followed by a casual reception. Ticket prices range between $10 and $25.
SEPT 30: There is also a Curatorial Tour on Saturday September 30, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Palestinian landowners were crushed when Israeli officials refused to authorize a neighborhood on their own land—the first in East Jerusalem since 1967.
East Jerusalem schools may soon be given two bad options and forced to choose one: Teach the Israeli curriculum or lose funding.
Israel is ramping up the settlement of land title (SOLT) in East Jerusalem, and especially in the Holy Basin, dispossessing Palestinians and Judaizing the city as a result.
Israel’s tourist projects ringing Jerusalem’s Old City threaten to diminish the area and transform it into a Disneyfied tourist space serving Jews and their narrative.
Izzeldin Bukhari founded Sacred Cuisine to celebrate Palestinian culinary heritage and his city, Jerusalem, and to express the essence of his Sufi religion, which views feeding others as a form of love.
Palestinian photographer Muath al-Khatib visits a community kitchen that warms his heart as part of our series on Jerusalemites’ favorite places in the city.
Israel tried treating Palestinian Americans like other US tourists, and I was finally able to visit my capital city.
The society brings together Jerusalemites of Chadian, Senegalese, Nigerian, and Sudanese descent to build communities and provide opportunities.
Hagop Karakashian’s grandfather was one of a trio of artists who originated the art of Armenian ceramics in the city of Jerusalem over a century ago. How did this come about?
Nights of Tarab in the Jerusalem of Arabs (Layali al-Tarab fi Quds al-‘Arab)
Garden of the National Conservatory of Music
11 al-Zahra Street, Shihabi Building
Yabous Cultural Centre in Jerusalem
10 al-Zahra Street
The National Conservatory of Music and Yabous Cultural Centre are launching the 11th edition of the music festival Layali al-Tarab fi Quds al-‘Arab (Nights of Tarab in the Jerusalem of Arabs), with the support of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development.
While focusing on Tarab, the festival will feature a variety of musical genres that are not limited to traditional Arabic music. Performances will run over the course of three months, hosting young talents and music bands, including Nai Barghouti’s band, Faraj Suleiman, DAM band, and Banat al-Quds.
The festival was launched in 1993, and takes Jerusalem as its capital to emphasize its national importance and centrality.
The Oslo Accords were supposed to launch an interim five-year stage until final negotiations. Thirty years later they are still technically in effect. What has happened to Palestinian East Jerusalem?
Four prominent Palestinian Jerusalemites share their thoughts about how the Oslo Accords devastated East Jerusalem.
After the policeman charged with killing Eyad Hallaq was acquitted in July 2023, prosecutors declined to appeal. Now Hallaq’s family is taking them to court.
The Jerusalem YMCA was the social, athletic, and cultural hub for Jerusalemites during the British Mandate years.
A twin brother and sister offer the viewer a glimpse of life in Sheikh Jarrah, where Jewish settlers are aggressively targeting Palestinian homes for forcible expulsions.
Since 1991, the Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) has tackled discrimination and violence against women within Palestinian society in East Jerusalem and beyond.
The black hole of blacklisting: How Palestinians with PA IDs get wholly banned from Jerusalem with one click on the keyboard
A daunting, labyrinthine maze of regulations and blockage points stands between holders of certain types of IDs and Jerusalem.
A well-to-do Jerusalem family was made refugees overnight in 1948; they lost everything but tenaciously remained in their city and gradually rebuilt.