Palestine, Our Homeland: Volume Ten: Beyt al-Maqdes (1)


This book constitutes the second edition of volume 10 of the book: “Palestine: our Homeland”, whose first edition was issued in Beirut by Dar Al Taliaa publishing house in 1965. This part focuses on the history and geography of Beit al-Maqdis.  

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About the Author(s)

Mustafa Murad al-Dabbagh (1897-1989), was born in Jaffa. He completed his elementary education at the Amiriyya School in Jaffa and his secondary education at the Maktab Sultani in Beirut. In 1915 he was summoned for military service in the Ottoman army as a reserve officer. He underwent military training in the town of Baalbek (Lebanon) and then was sent to a military barracks in Istanbul. At the end of World War I, he joined the staff of Sharif Hussein and worked for more than a year in Hijaz. When Britain occupied Palestine, he returned to Jaffa in 1919 to work in education, first as a teacher and then as headmaster of the Government School in Hebron. He moved to Jerusalem in 1925 to teach social studies at the Teachers’ College and then became deputy inspector of education in Nablus and Gaza (1927–33) and finally inspector of education in Jaffa (1933–40), in Nablus (1940–45), and again in Jaffa (1945–48). He held several positions, few of which: Deputy to the director general of the Jordanian Education Ministry (1950); Director general of that ministry in 1954; Director of Education in Qatar (1959–61).

Introduction by:Walid Khalidi

Walid Khalidi is a historian from Jerusalem. Born in 1925, he is a graduate of the University of London and the University of Oxford. He has worked as a professor at Oxford, the American University of Beirut, and Harvard University, and was a research fellow at Princeton University.

Khalidi is one of the co-founders of the Institute for Palestine Studies, the Royal Scientific Society in Amman, al-Taawon Palestinian Welfare Association, the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, and the Friends of the Khalidi Library based in Massachusetts. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has written several books in Arabic and English on the Palestinian issue and on international politics. He received honorary doctorates from AUB and from Birzeit University and he is the honorary chair of the Board of Trustees of IPS.


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