Kate Rouhana

Founding Director, Jerusalem Story

Kate Rouhana is a writer, editor, researcher, and instructional designer. She has lived and worked as a journalist and researcher in Jerusalem and elsewhere in Palestine several times throughout her life. Her writing has been published in The Nation, The Journal of Palestine Studies, South-North News Service, New Outlook Magazine, and various US newsletters and magazines. She has edited numerous books on Middle Eastern topics. She holds an MA in Middle Eastern Studies and a BA in International Relations, both from Harvard University.

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Interview Challenged, the Police Back Down and Remove 10 Internal Checkpoints from Sheikh Jarrah

How did a Palestinian NGO compel the Jerusalem police to remove 10 internal checkpoints in Sheikh Jarrah? A conversation with Adalah’s Suhad Bishara.

Interview Closure and the Dismemberment of Jerusalem

What is closure, and how does it block Palestinians with certain IDs from moving freely? We asked Yael Berda, who worked within and studied this little-understood bureaucracy.

Interview Palestinians’ Historic and Legal Rights to Palestinian Nationality

Palestinian Jerusalemites are indigenous natives who enjoyed full citizenship rights and whose international rights were profoundly violated when Israel denationalized them as it established its state. A conversation with international law expert Susan Akram.

Blog Post A Brief Tour of a Hidden Gem: al-Aqsa Mosque Library

A video glimpse into the world and possibilities of the al-Aqsa Mosque Library in the Old City of Jerusalem

Blog Post Sophia’s World Comes Crashing Down

Sophia Abdo, 10, copes as best she can in the aftermath of the demolition of her family home, as ordered by the municipality.

Blog Post Lockdown Does Not Stop Banat al-Quds (Daughters of Jerusalem) From Making Their Voices Heard

Young Palestinian Jerusalemite women find their voices in the Banat al-Quds (Daughters of Jerusalem) choir and ensemble