Short Take

Short Take Palestinian Villages Depopulated in 1948

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

Short Take “Celebratory Fever”: Jerusalem’s Social Life in the Diaries of Wasif Jawharriyeh

A prolific diarist offers a glimpse of Jerusalem’s multi-confessional social traditions in the late Ottoman and British Mandate periods.

Short Take Only in Jerusalem

If Jerusalem is closed to you, what else cannot be accessed? 

Short Take Musrara: The New City Neighborhood That Became No Man’s Land

Musrara, a formerly New City neighborhood founded by Palestinians, had a unique fate in 1948.

Short Take Sheikh Jarrah: The Northern Gateway to Jerusalem

The neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah has historically been the northern gateway to the Old City and a home to powerful Palestinian families and consulates.

Short Take Total Closure Days (vs. General Closure)

A quick overview of the “total closure day” and how it operates within the larger closure regime.