History

Bio Nazmi Jubeh

A historian, archeologist, and expert on Palestinian cultural heritage and its preservation, with special expertise on Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Hebron

Blog Post In Sufism, Food Is a Divine Gift—Izzeldin Bukhari Offers It to Celebrate the Heritage of His People and His City

Izzeldin Bukhari founded Sacred Cuisine to celebrate Palestinian culinary heritage and his city, Jerusalem, and to express the essence of his Sufi religion, which views feeding others as a form of love. 

Video The Khalidi Library and the Family That Founded It: Knowledge, Place, and Time

The Khalidi Library, founded and maintained by the Khalidis, a Jerusalemite family with centuries of history in the city, is a local treasure.

Graphic Snapshot of Jerusalem’s Diverse History

A look back at Jerusalem’s rulers since ancient times and the city’s population based on more recent censuses

Blog Post Resurrecting Lifta, a Microcosm of Palestine pre-1948

A recent book describes the cultural heritage of the depopulated Jerusalem village of Lifta and the struggle of its displaced residents to thwart state plans to erase its remains.

Short Take Palestinian Villages Depopulated in 1948

An inventory of Palestinian villages in the Jerusalem area pre-1948 and their erasure and replacement

Interview Rereading Jerusalem’s History

Palestinian Jerusalemites view the history of their city through a different lens. A conversation with Palestinian historian Nazmi Jubeh.

Photo Glorifying Conquest

An Israeli street sign in Qatamon in West Jerusalem, formerly a Palestinian neighborhood, demonstrates that the past is very much still present. 

Blog Post Mahasen Nasser-Eldin: “How Do I Construct Historical Narratives through Image and Sound?”

Jerusalem-born filmmaker Mahasen Nasser-Eldin on restoring historical pictures to tell stories about Palestinian women and Palestinian history