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Palestinian Identity

Author: Rashid Khalidi

No of pages: 310
Language: English

Dimensions: 15.5X23 cm
ISBN: 978-0-231-15075-0

Publishing House: Columbia University Press 

This foundational text now features a new introduction by Rashid Khalidi reflecting on the significance of his work over the past decade and its relationship to the struggle for Palestinian nationhood. Khalidi also casts an eye to the future, noting the strength of Palestinian identity and social solidarity yet wondering whether current trends will lead to Palestinian statehood and independence.

The Politics of Sacred Space: The Old City of Jerusalem in the Middle East Conflict

Author: Michael Dumper
No of pages: 185
Language: English
Dimensions: 15.5X23.5 cm 
ISBN: 978-1-58826-226-4
Publishing House: Rienner

Sacred to three traditions, the Old City of Jerusalem is the Gordian knot at the centre of the Middle East conflict. This book explores how religious and political interests compete for control of this sacred space, and how that competition affects the Middle East peace process.

Dumper analyses the religious dynamics in the Old City in political terms, investigating rivalries and tensions at three interrelated levels: among regional and international interests, among the Christian, Islamic, and Jewish establishments, and among sects and factions within the religions. A revealing portrait emerges of an ancient city in the context of contemporary change, central to the attainment of a lasting peace in the region.

Palestine’s Children
Returning to Haifa and Other Stories
Author: Ghassan Kanafani
No of pages: 199
Language: English
Dimensions: 15X23 cm
ISBN: 978-0-89410-890-7
Publishing House: Rienner

Politics and the novel, Ghassan Kanafani once said, are an indivisible case. Fadl al-Naqib has reflected that Kanafani wrote the Palestinian story, then he was written by it. His narratives offer entry into the Palestinian experience of the conflict that has anguished the people of the Middle East for more than a century. 

In Palestine's Children, each story involves a child – a child who is victimized by political events and circumstances, but who nevertheless participates in the struggle toward a better future. As in Kanafani's other fiction, these stories explore the need to recover the past -the lost homeland- by action.

Sharon and my Mother-in-Law

Author: Suad Amiry
No of pages: 194
Language: English
Dimensions: 12X20 cm
ISBN: 978-1-86207-811-6
Publishing House: Granta

Based on diaries and email correspondence that she kept from 1981-2004, here Suad Amiry evokes daily life in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Capturing the frustrations, cabin fever, and downright misery of her experiences, Amiry writes with elegance and humor about the enormous difficulty of moving from one place to another, the torture of falling in love with someone from another town, the absurdity of her dog receiving a Jerusalem identity card when thousands of Palestinians could not, and the trials of having her ninety-two-year-old mother-in-law living in her house during a forty-two-day curfew.

With a wickedly sharp ear for dialogue and a keen eye for detail, Amiry gives us an original, ironic, and firsthand glimpse into the absurdity—and agony—of life in the Occupied Territories.

Palestinian Walks

Author: Raja Shehadeh
No of pages: 218
Language: English
Dimensions: 13X20 cm 
ISBN: 978-1-86197-899-8
Publishing House: Profile Books

When Raja Shehadeh first started hill walking in Palestine, in the late 1970s, he was not aware that he was travelling through a vanishing landscape. These hills would have seemed familiar to Christ, until the day concrete was poured over the flora and irreversible changes were brought about by those who claim a superior love of the land.

Six walks span a period of twenty-six years, in the hills around Ramallah, in the Jerusalem wilderness and through the ravines by the Dead Sea. Each walk takes place at a different stage of Palestinian history since 1982, the first in the empty pristine hills and the last amongst the settlements and the wall. The reader senses the changing political atmosphere as well as the physical transformation of the landscape.

By recording how the land felt and looked before these calamities, Raja Shehadeh attempts to preserve, at least in words, the Palestinian natural treasures that many Palestinians will never know.

I Saw Ramallah

Author: Mourid Barghouti
No of pages: 184
Language: English
Dimensions: 13X20 cm
ISBN: 978-0-7475-7470-5
Publishing House: Bloomsbury

In 1966, the Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti, then twenty-two, left his country to return to university in Cairo. A year later came the Six Day War and Barghouti, like many Palestinians living abroad, was denied entry into his homeland.

Thirty years later, he was finally allowed to visit Ramallah, the city he had grown up in. A rickety wooden bridge over a dried-up river connects the West Bank to Jordan. It is the very same bridge Barghouti had crossed little knowing that he would not be able to return. I Saw Ramallah, his extraordinarily beautiful account of homecoming, begins at this crossing, filled with its ironies and heartaches. In half bemusement, half joy, Barghouti journeys through Ramallah, keenly aware that the city he had left barely resembles the present-day city scarred by the Occupation - and he discovers in this displacement, that the events of 1967 have made him permanently homeless.

All That’s Left to You

Author: Ghassan Kanafani
No of pages: 128
Language: English
Dimensions: 13.5X20.5 cm
ISBN: 1-56656-548-0
Publishing House: Interlink Books

All That's Left to You presents the vivid story of twenty-four hours in the real and remembered lives of a brother and sister living in Gaza and separated from their family. The desert and time emerge as characters as Kanafani speaks through the desert, the brother, and the sister to build the powerful rhythm of the narrative. The Palestinian attachment to land and family, and the sorrow over their loss, are symbolized by the young man's unremitting anger and shame over his sister's sexual disgrace.

Mornings in Jenin

Author: Susan Abulhawa
No of pages: 331
Language: English
Dimensions: 14X21 cm
ISBN: 978-1-60819-046-1
Publishing House: Bloomsbury

Mornings in Jenin is a multi-generational story about a Palestinian family. Forcibly removed from the olive-farming village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejos are displaced to live in canvas tents in the Jenin refugee camp. We follow the Abulhejo family as they live through a half century of violent history. Amidst the loss and fear, hatred and pain, as their tents are replaced by more forebodingly permanent cinderblock huts, there is always the waiting, waiting to return to a lost home.

Born in Jerusalem, Born Palestinian
A Memoir

Author: Jacob Nammar
No of pages: 152
Language: English
Dimensions: 13.5X20.5 cm
ISBN: 978-1-56656-886-9
Publishing House: Olive Branch Press

When Jacob Nammar was a young boy growing up in Harret al-Nammareh, his family, his friends, and the streets of his (West) Jerusalem neighborhood were the center of his life. It wasn’t long, however, before his existence was turned upside down when his family was forced out of their home during al-Nakba, the catastrophe that resulted in the ethnic cleansing of nearly 750,000 natives and the destruction of over 500 Palestinian villages and towns. In this heartwarming memoir, Jacob paints a vivid portrait of Palestinian life from his childhood days in pre-1948 Jerusalem, the struggles of the Palestinian community under Israeli rule, to his ultimate decision to leave for America at age 23. Readers will laugh, cry, and be inspired by this charming coming of age story set amid the backdrop of one of the most tragic historical events that engulfed the region.

My Jerusalem
Essays, Reminiscences, and Poems

Author: Salma Khadra Jayyusi , Zafar Isbaq Ansari
No of pages: 340
Language: English
Dimensions: 15X23 cm
ISBN: 1-56656-549-9
Publishing House: Olive Branch Press

Here is a passionate and eclectic collection of essays, poems, and scholarship that brings to life Jerusalem, that most enigmatic and compelling of cities, in its embattled, contemporary guise as well as in its ancient history. The book begins in the immediacy of today's Jerusalem--with its dispossessions and laws, its bloody conflicts and massive skyscrapers--and moves backward in time to Classical Jerusalem, working to disentangle the knots of the three great monotheistic religions, and finally comes to rest in a section that is a testament to the physical facts of Jerusalem: its monuments and alleys, its smells, its music, its people. Throughout it all, the Jerusalem that emerges is, as Mureed Barghouthy puts it, "the Jerusalem of the people," for it is the people who live or have lived there, who know the "Jerusalem of houses and cobbled streets and spice markets...of our neighbor the nun and her neighbor the "muezzin, who was always in a hurry." Tellingly, the anthology begins and ends with the words of poets: "I'm not interested in/Who suffered the most," writes Naomi Shihab Nye in the introductory poem. "I'm interested in/People getting over it" This book is about a beloved Jerusalem whose intricacies and human inventions are ultimately larger than the current conflict.

Arab Social Life, Traditions, and Everyday Pleasures in the 20th Century 

Author: Subhi S. Ghosheh
No of pages: 186
Language: English
Dimensions: 15X23 cm
ISBN: 978-1-56656-788-6
Publishing House: Olive Branch Press

A study of the culture and traditions of Jerusalem that seeks to preserve its Arab traditions: festivals, folk medicine, cuisine, and even the everyday simple pleasures.

Jerusalem is a city of unique grief, a city that has been the target of conquerors more than twenty times. Yet the city has managed to maintain its Arab culture and traditions--Islamic, Christian, and Jewish--and has emerged victorious time and time again. But beginning with its partial occupation in 1948, its full occupation in 1967, and continuing through today, the Israeli claim on Jerusalem and the government's efforts to change its identity, threatens, finally, to obliterate the traditional Arab culture of the city.

Spring is Here

Author: Tania Tamari Nasir
No of pages: 72
Language: Arabic/ English
Publishing House: Institute of Palestinian studies

This Arabic/English publication features original embroidered designs of 23 Palestinian spring flowers with landscape photographs of the spring in Palestine accompanied by relevant literary texts, including poetry, on Palestinian flora. This new book is a must for all those who love flowers and embroidery.

At the seams
A political history of Palestinian embroidery 

Author: Rachel Dedman
No of pages: 303
Language: Arabic/English
ISBN: 978-9953-0-3641-0
Publishing House: The Palestinian Museum

Driven by archival and academic research, primary fieldwork and interviews with embroiders across Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan, At the Seams hopes to shed new light on embroidery from Palestine, exploring its history and contemporary significance side by side. Clothing is made by the hands to be felt on the body in the most intimate of ways, but has at the same time the ability to reflect, extend and manifest political realities and social urgencies.

Wujood – The Grassroots Guide to Jerusalem

Author: Grassroots Jerusalem  
No of pages: 145
Language: English
Dimensions: 13X21 cm 
Publishing House: Grassroots Jerusalem


Wujood, 'Existence/Presence,' is the first political tourist guide of al-Quds (Jerusalem), the capital of Palestine. While emphasising the unique attractions this age-old city offers, Wujood draws a picture of the realities of Jerusalemite Palestinian communities from a grassroots perspective. This guide invites visitors to take an active part in supporting the Palestinian struggle for freedom and justice, either by volunteering, supporting the Palestinian economy, or simply by comprehending the bigger picture of the political reality in the city today.

The Persistence of The Palestinian Question

Author: Joseph Massad  
No of pages: 218
Language: English
Dimensions:15.5X23 cm
ISBN: 0-415-77010-6
Publishing House: Routledge; Taylor & Francis Group

In this erudite and groundbreaking series of essays, renowned author Joseph Massad asks and answers key questions, such as: What has been the main achievement of the Zionist movement? What accounts for the failure of the Palestinian National Movement to win its struggle against Israel? What do anti-Semitism, colonialism and racism have to do with the Palestinian/Israeli 'conflict'?

Joseph Massad offers a radical departure from mainstream analysis in order to expose the causes for the persistence of the 'Palestinian Question'. He proposes that it is not in de-linking the Palestinian Question from the Jewish Question that a resolution can be found, but by linking them as one and the same question. All other proposed solutions, the author argues, are bound to fail.

Deeply researched and documented, this book analyses the failure of the 'peace process' and proposes that a solution to the Palestinian Question will not be found unless settler-colonialism, racism, and anti-Semitism are abandoned as the ideological framework for a resolution. Individual essays further explore the struggle over Jewish identity in Israel and the struggle among Palestinians over what constitutes the Palestinian Question today.

A Living Memory

Author: Hazem Zaki Nusseibeh  
No of pages: 456
Language: English
Dimensions: 14.5X21 cm
Publishing House: Rimal Publications

Throughout Hazem Nusseibeh's long career as a senior politician and diplomat, the lure of Jerusalem, city of his birth, remained strong. In Jerusalemites, Dr. Nusseibeh tells of growing up in British Mandate Palestine and recalls pain inflicted on Palestinians by creation of Israel.

He describes how he dedicated his professional life to service of Palestinian people and his goal of restoring their basic human rights. Dr. Nusseibeh also provides inside accounts of some major events in contemporary Arab and international history. A long-standing foreign minister and diplomat, he has written an autobiography, covering eight decades of a lifetime, beginning with a childhood in Jerusalem, through vicissitudes of Palestine-Israeli dilemma, and a long, challenging career as foreign minister of Jordan, Minister of the Royal Court, Minister of Reconstruction and Development in charge of affairs and survival of Palestinian refugees, chief of Jordan delegation to the Jordanian Israeli Mixed Armistice Commission, Ambassador to Egypt during Nasser and Sadat regimes, and to Turkey, Italy and chief of mission to United Nations, where he sat on Security Council (1981-82) as representative of Jordan and wider Arab and Asian group. Wars, invasions massacres and stunning terrorist and resistance acts, he dealt with. His autobiography is filled information, anecdotes, reflections, humour, and analysis of multitudes of public and international affairs, including meetings with world leaders of the day.

Out of Place: A Memoir

Author: Edward W. Said  
No of pages: 295
Language: English
Dimensions: 13X20 cm
ISBN: 978-1-86207-370-8
Publishing House: Granata

Edward Said was born in Jerusalem, and brought up in Cairo, spending every summer in the Lebanese mountain village of Dhour el Shweir, until he was banished to America in 1951. This work is a mixture of emotional archaeology and memory, exploring an essentially irrecoverable past. As ill health sets him thinking about endings, Edward Said returns to his beginnings in this personal memoir.

Jerusalem Unbound

Author: Michael Dumper  
No of pages: 339
Language: English
Dimensions: 16X23.5 cm
ISBN: 978-0-231-16196-1
Publishing House: Columbia

Jerusalem's formal political borders reveal neither the dynamics of power in the city nor the underlying factors that make an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians so difficult. The lines delineating Israeli authority are frequently different from those delineating segregated housing or areas of uneven service provision or parallel national electoral districts of competing educational jurisdictions. In particular, the city's large number of holy sites and restricted religious compounds create enclaves that continually threaten to undermine the Israeli state's authority and control over the city. This lack of congruity between political control and the actual spatial organization and everyday use of the city leaves many areas of occupied East Jerusalem in a kind of twilight zone where citizenship, property rights, and the enforcement of the rule of law are ambiguously applied.

Michael Dumper plots a history of Jerusalem that examines this intersecting and multileveled matrix and, in so doing, is able to portray the constraints on Israeli control over the city and the resilience of Palestinian enclaves after forty-five years of Israeli occupation. Adding to this complex mix is the role of numerous external influences—religious, political, financial, and cultural—so that the city is also a crucible for broader contestation. While the Palestinians may not return to their previous preeminence in the city, neither will Israel be able to assert a total and irreversible dominance. His conclusion is that the city will not only have to be shared but that the sharing will be based upon these many borders and the interplay between history, geography, and religion.

Once Upon a Country

Author: Sari Nusseibeh with Anthony David  
No of pages: 562
Language: English
Dimensions: 14X21.5 cm
ISBN: 978-1-905559-14-5
Publishing House: Halban Publishers

Sari Nusseibeh's family history is inextricably interwoven with the city of Jerusalem, and his own life with the Palestinian nationalist struggle.

Through his deeply moving personal story, Nusseibeh reveals the terrible consequences of war, partition and terrorism.  He also charts, from the inside, the life of the embattled Palestinian leadership under Arafat, with a penetrating analysis of the workings of the Palestinian Authority.

Jerusalem in History

Author: Edited by K.J. Asali  
No of pages: 303
Language: English
Dimensions: 14X21 cm
ISBN: 1-56656-304-6
Publishing House: Olive Branch Press

Jerusalem in History provides readers with a comprehensive history of this city - moving from the Bronze Age right up to 2007 - presenting a balanced account of one of the most important places in the world.

Kan yama kan (Once Upon a Time) Jerusalem Before 100 Years

Author: Shehab Qawasmi  
No of pages: 144 
Language: Arabic/ English
Dimensions: 25x35 cm

Kan Yama Kan or One upon a Time: Jerusalem before a 100 years, has more than 70 black and white realistic drawings depicting the Old City's history.

Samir Salameh 
First Retrospective Exhibition in Palestine

Curator: Khaled Hourani
Text by: Kaled Hourani, Abdel Karim Barghouthi, Samir Salameh  
No of pages: 120 
Language: Arabic/ English
Dimensions: 17X22 cm

كان يا مكان
القدس قبل مئة عام

اسم الكتاب: كان يا مكان القدس قبل مئة عام
المؤلف: شهاب قواسمي
الحجم:35x25 سم
عدد الصفحات: 144 صفحة
اللغة: العربية والإنجليزية
 2016 تاريخ النشر: الطبعة الأولى 

سمير سلامة

المعرض الاستعادي الأول للفنان سمير سلامة في فلسطين 

اسم الكتاب: سمير سلامة
المعرض الاستعادي الأول للفنان سمير سلامة في فلسطين 
قيّم المعرض: خالد حوراني
النصوص: خالد حوراني، عبد الكريم البرغوثي، سمير سلامة
الحجم: 22x17 سم 
عدد الصفحات: 149 صفحة
اللغة: العربية والإنجليزية
تاريخ النشر: الطبعة الثانية 2018 
إصدار: غاليري زواية، حوش الفن الفلسطيني، باب الدير آرت غاليري، غاليري ون 
بدعم من: وزارة الثقافة الفلسطينية، المتحف الفلسطيني