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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.
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.
Jerusalemites
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.
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.
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

Almond Blossoms and Beyond

Author:Mahmoud Darwish
Publisher:Al-Nasher; Al-Dar Al-Ahlia; Mahmoud Darwish Foundation
Date of Publication:2013
Number of Pages:195
Language:Arabic
Dimensions:13.5 x 21.5 cm
Edition:Publisher’s first edition

Poetry collection 
Don’t Apologize for What You’ve Done

Author: Mahmoud Darwish
Publisher: Al-Nasher; al-Dar al-Ahlia; Mahmoud Darwish Foundation
Date of Publication: 2013
Number of Pages: 163
Language: Arabic
Dimensions: 13.5 x 21.5 cm
Edition: Publisher’s first edition


Poetry collection  
Eleven Planets

Author: Mahmoud Darwish             
Publisher: Al-Nasher; al-Dar al-Ahlia; Mahmoud Darwish Foundation
Date of Publication: 2014
Number of Pages: 89
Language: Arabic
Dimensions: 13.5 x 21.5 cm
Edition: Publisher’s first edition

Poetry collection 
Lesser Roses

Author: Mahmoud Darwish             
Publisher: Al-Nasher; al-Dar al-Ahlia; Mahmoud Darwish Foundation
Date of Publication: 2014
Number of Pages: 76
Language: Arabic
Dimensions: 13.5 x 21.5 cm
Edition: Publisher’s first edition


Poetry collection
I Don’t Want This Poem to End

Author: Mahmoud Darwish             
Publisher: Al-Nasher; al-Dar al-Ahlia; Mahmoud Darwish Foundation
Date of Publication: 2014
Number of Pages: 152
Language: Arabic
Dimensions: 13.5 x 21.5 cm
Edition: Publisher’s first edition


Poetry collection
In the Presence of Absence

Author: Mahmoud Darwish             
Publisher: Al-Nasher; Al-Dar Al-Ahlia; Mahmoud Darwish Foundation
Date of Publication: 2014
Number of Pages: 181
Language: Arabic
Dimensions: 13.5 x 21.5 cm
Edition: Publisher’s first edition


Poetry collection
The Diaries of Khalil Sakakini

Author: Khalil Sakakini
Publisher: Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center; Institute of Jerusalem Studies
Date of Publication: 2009
Number of Pages: 500
Language: Arabic
Dimensions: 17 x 24 cm
Edition: First edition

A collection of journal entries. 
The Oil’s Secret Tale

Author:Waleed Daqqa
Publisher: Tamer Institute for Community Development
Date of Publication: 2019
Number of Pages: 97
Language: Arabic
Dimensions: 13.5 x 19.3
Edition: Second edition

‘The Oil’s Secret Tale by Waleed Daqqa is the first novel for young adults in the genre of Palestinian political prisoner literature.’
Laila el-Batran
Fadwa Tuqan. . . The Most Splendid Journey

Author:Mahmoud Shouqiar
Publisher: Tamer Institute for Community Development
Date of Publication: 2018
Number of Pages: 48
Language: Arabic
Dimensions: 13.6 x 19.6
Edition: First edition

A biography of Palestinian poet Fadwa Tuqan. 
Jerusalem and I: A Personal Record

Author: Hala Sakakini; translated by Hala Shrouf
Publisher:Tamer Institute for Community Development
Date of Publication: 2019
Number of Pages: 181
Language: Arabic 
Dimensions: 16.7 x 24 cm
Edition: First Arabic Edition

The book is an autobiographical account of Hala Sakakini’s life in Jerusalem from childhood in 1924 until the Nakba in 1948.
Book of the Blind

Author:Bader Othman
Publisher: Tamer Institute for Community Development; Dar al-Farabi
Date of Publication: 2018
Number of Pages:133 
Language: Arabic
Dimensions: 11.8 x 19.3 cm
Edition: First edition

A poetry collection centred around blindness as a mythological theme and written in narrative form.