Nadim Bawalsa

Researcher/Editor, Jerusalem Story and Commissioning Editor, al-Shabaka

Nadim Bawalsa is a historian of modern Palestine and has written on the emergence of Palestinian diaspora communities across Latin America in the early 20th century. His work has appeared in the Jerusalem Quarterly, the Journal of Palestine Studies, and NACLA Report on the Americas. He earned a joint doctorate in History and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies from New York University in 2017, and a Master’s in Arab Studies from Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in 2010. In 2019–2020, he completed a PARC-NEH fellowship in Palestine, during which he conducted research and gave lectures throughout the West Bank related to his forthcoming book with Stanford University Press (2022), Transnational Palestine: Migration and the Right of Return before 1948. In addition to his work with the JSP, Nadim is al-Shabaka's Commissioning Editor. 

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Short Take Amin al-Husseini’s Dream Home, Karm al-Mufti: An Elegant Residence during the Mandate Bulldozed by Israel

The mufti’s luxurious home in Sheikh Jarrah is a microcosm of the city’s rich and vibrant Palestinian past—and of its erasure by Israeli authorities.

Short Take The Legal and Institutional Complexities of What It Means to Be a Palestine Refugee

There are 5.9 million registered Palestinian refugees with the UNRWA, and they continue to have a unique status under international law.

Feature Story The Settlement of Land Title (SOLT) in East Jerusalem: “The Most Acute Threat Facing Palestinian Residents of Jerusalem Today”

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.

Interview An Expert Unravels the Complexities of Land Ownership in East Jerusalem

Israel manipulates the complex reality of land settlement and registration in Jerusalem, and Palestinians must understand and confront it.

Blog Post An Israeli Prime Minister Now Lives in the Villa Salameh in West Jerusalem

Yair Lapid, Israel’s 14th prime minister, controversially moved into Villa Salameh in Talbiyya, the former home of exiled Arab Jerusalemite businessman Hanna Salameh.