Yabous Cultural Centre



Develop and promote arts that enhance and assert cultural, national, and human values

Organization Type

Nongovernmental Organization (NGO)

Areas of Work

Culture, Arts, and Music,

Location of Work

Inside the wall and inside the Israeli municipal boundaries of Jerusalem,


Yabous, the largest cultural centre in Jerusalem, was established in April 1997 to revive cultural life in Jerusalem to reflect its Arab historical, religious, political, and cultural importance. It works to:

  • Promote and preserve Palestinian heritage, identity, and culture.
  • Encourage freedom of expression and gender and social equality.
  • Enhance continual innovation of the arts.
  • Promote diversification of the arts through different cultures, genres, and influences.

Its name, Yabous, is the first name given to the city of Jerusalem by the Jebusites, a Canaanite tribe that first built the city.  

10 al-Zahra Street, P.O. Box 54874, Jerusalem
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Rania Elias, Director

Tel: +972.2.626.1045 Fax: +972.2.626.1372