Jerusalem Notebook

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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.

Who Are the Palestinians of Jerusalem? Creator of Long-Beloved Children’s Puppet among Hundreds Facing Expulsion in Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood

Music educator and puppeteer Yacoub Abu Arafeh uses creative education to serve society and confront challenges, including those facing his own neighborhood, targeted for forcible expulsions. 

Book Review: Determined to Stay—A Deep Dive into the Nightmare That Is Childhood in Silwan

Silwan’s children are systematically attacked and terrorized to pressure families to leave the area, but the community is rallying to protect them.

The West Side Story Book Review: Karmi Memoir Tells Jerusalem Story of Loss and Rediscovery

A woman’s attempt to reconcile her English and Palestinian identities leads her to Jerusalem to search for the Qatamon home her family left in 1948.

Khazaaen Archive Celebrates Its Five-Year Anniversary

No piece of memorabilia is too trivial.

Who Are the Palestinians of Jerusalem? “I Wasn’t Born There; I Never Lived There, but I Was from There”

A Palestinian woman returns to Jerusalem to rediscover and reclaim her mother’s city for her.

Through a Child’s Eyes

The bulldozer arrived without warning and proceeded to demolish the home. A Photo Story

Who Are the Palestinians of Jerusalem? Muna and Mohammed El-Kurd Make the TIME100 List as “Icons”

Siblings who stood firm in the face of relentless efforts by the state and settlers to forcibly expel them from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah have been named to Time Magazine’s list of the most 100 influential people of 2021.