Bios

Palestinian Jerusalemites have made myriad and diverse contributions to their city’s history and community fabric. Here we profile some of those people—past and present; famous and obscure—whose lives and work and stories have helped shape the larger Jerusalem Story over time.

Find alphabetically by first letter of last name

Wasif Jawhariyyeh

A musician and diarist who created an invaluable account of life in Jerusalem from the late Ottoman to the British Mandate periods

Bandali al-Jawzi

A Palestinian scholar, historian, professor, and linguist who made significant contributions and prolific translations into Arabic and articulated and reformulated Islamic principles in a revolutionary manner