Exile

Bio Hatem Ishaq Husseini

A professor of Islamic literature who returned to his birthplace, Jerusalem, after 25 years of exile to serve as the first president of Al-Quds University

Bio Mahmoud Shukair

A prolific novelist who was exiled from Jerusalem for almost two decades, yet says “Jerusalem is a part of me and I am part of Jerusalem.”

Bio Jumana El Husseini

A Jerusalem artist in exile whose predominant themes revolved around depicting the city of her birth

Bio Hussein al-Khalidi

A physician and politician from Jerusalem who played a central role in the Palestinian nationalist movement and left a copious record of it all.

Bio Henry Cattan

A Jerusalemite jurist and lawyer who wrote widely on the status of Jerusalem and the Palestinian claim to Palestine

Bio Sami Hadawi

A foremost authority on Palestinian land ownership before 1948 who provided future generations with crucial documentation on the Nakba and Palestinian refugees

Video Little Jerusalem

What is it like to be exiled from the city of your birth? A Palestinian Jerusalemite shares his feelings. 

Bio Kamal Boullata

A renowned Jerusalemite artist and art historian who was exiled in 1967 and spent the rest of his life creating art that would convey, and lead him back to, the city of his birth

Bio Khalil Sakakini

An educator, political and social figure, and intellectual whose diary of over 3,000 pages covers 45 turbulent years in Jerusalem and Palestine in the early 20th century