Jerusalem Notebook

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“Stand Up Jerusalem”: 26th Annual Jerusalem Music Festival Showcases Palestinian Talent from Near and Far

Under the theme “Stand Up Jerusalem,” the Jerusalem Music Festival returned for a 26th year featuring six days of music, drama, comedy, and dance.

In Batn al-Hawa, a Neighborhood Targeted for Forcible Expulsions, the Eyes Bear Witness

An art installation project in the Batn al-Hawa neighborhood of Silwan sends a message to the world.

al-Bustan Hosts Summer Scout Camp for Silwan Youth

A summer camp offers Silwan scouts an exciting and character-building experience.

What Is Jerusalem? Stories from the Old City: Matthew Teller’s Nine Quarters of Jerusalem

Matthew Teller’s biography of Jerusalem’s Old City goes beyond the surface to offer history as well as the lived experience of its Palestinian residents today.

New Digital Mapping Platform Shares Sheikh Jarrah’s Story with the World

A research agency in the UK launches a new digital platform to explain how Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah are being forcibly displaced by Israel.

Budour Hassan: Telling Jerusalem’s Untold Stories

Budour Hassan, legal expert on Jerusalem, is angered by conditions in her city.

The Origins of an Iconic Jerusalem Art Form: Armenian Ceramics

We review the book Feast of Ashes, by Sato Moughalian, which chronicles the origins of the Armenian ceramic tradition in Jerusalem, first introduced there by the author’s grandfather, a refugee from the Armenian genocide. 

The West Side Story 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.