Here are the 12 Reads in the Qudsipedia Reads Collection.


Kimberly Katz, trans.

A Young Palestinian’s Diary, 1941–1945: The Life of Sami ‘Amr

A Young Palestinian chronicles life in Jerusalem working for the Colonial British Mandate government in the years leading up to World War II.


Meron Benvenisti

Jerusalem: The Torn City

A detailed inside history of Jerusalem in the early years after Israel’s conquest of the East side of the city in 1967


Salma Khadra Jayyusi and Zafar Ishaq Ansari, eds.

My Jerusalem: Essays, Remembrances, and Poems

A collection of essays, poems, and scholarship on Jerusalem through the ages through Palestinian Arab eyes

Journal Article

Haneen Naamneh

“A Municipality Seeking Refuge: Jerusalem Municipality in 1948”

A study of the fate of the Jerusalem Municipality in the wake of the 1948 War and the establishment of Israel


Vincent Lemire

Jerusalem 1900: The Holy City in the Age of Possibilities

A historical study using newly opened archives to explore how Jerusalem’s elite residents of differing faiths cooperated in the mid-1860s


Adv. Yotam Ben Hillel

“The Absentee Property Law and Its Implementation in Jerusalem: A Legal Guide and Analysis”

A detailed analysis of Israel’s Absentee Property Law, its implementation in East Jerusalem, and its illegality


Krystyna K. Matusiak and Qasem Abu Harb

“Digitizing the Historical Periodical Collection at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in East Jerusalem”

A report on the digitization of the large collection of historic Palestinian newspapers and periodicals at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem


Amir S. Cheshin, Bill Hutman, and Avi Melamed

Separate and Unequal: The Inside Story of Israeli Rule in East Jerusalem

A vivid insider’s look at Israel’s attempts to take control of and transform East Jerusalem since 1967


Lena Jayyusi, ed.

Jerusalem Interrupted: Modernity and Colonial Transformation 1917–Present

A comprehensive review of Arab Jerusalem from 1917 to the present