The Jewish Quarter and the Moroccan Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem: History and Destiny between Destruction and Judaization

The Jewish Quarter and the Moroccan Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem: History and Destiny between Destruction and Judaization

The Jewish Quarter and the Moroccan Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem: History and Destiny between Destruction and Judaization

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ISBN: 
978-614-448-056-4
Abstract: 

While domination over the eastern part of Jerusalem took many forms after the June 1967 war, the most dramatic change was demolishing the Moroccan quarter – after 1969 – and confiscating large areas of land for the purpose of building a Jewish quarter. Until today, this area which spreads from the Armenian quarter, on the western side, to the western wall of the Al Aqsa Mosque, on the eastern side, is witnessing a relentless effort aiming at rearranging and reconfiguring a whole new space – based on new scenery, content and population – all geared to portray a different narrative of Jerusalem’s history.   

The Moroccan presence, which was wiped out by bulldozers in June 1967, is valued as the center of a rich historical heritage with deep rooted civic and humanitarian aspects. It illustrates the deep relationship between Jerusalem and the Moroccan people, while the very limited Jewish existence in Jerusalem, since 14 centuries, is considered also as an integral part of that city’s history.

The book elaborates on both presences – the Jewish quarter and the Moroccan quarter - from a historical, cultural and religious perspective. It details their religious and historical features and lists the real estate properties within the confiscated area, along with all the various changes that were enforced upon it until the present day.

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About the Author(s)

Nazmi Al Jubeh is a professor of history at Birzeit University. He graduated from Birzeit University in Palestine and received both his Master’s degree and PhD from the University of Tubingen in Germany. Jubeh was the director of the Museum for Islamic Art at the Aqsa Mosque. He was also the co-director of Riwaq Centre for Architectural Conservation. Currently he works as the director of the Birzeit University Museum. He has participated in most projects documenting tangible cultural heritage in Palestine. Jubeh is known for his expertise on cultural heritage in addition to being an expert on Jerusalem and Hebron affairs, and has published several books and articles on these subjects.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Publisher(s):
Institute for Palestine Studies and Taawoun
ISBN:
978-614-448-056-4
Edition:
First
Publication Date:
2019
Language: Arabic
Number of Pages:
460
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Original Price:
$20.00