The Ownership of the U.S. Embassy Site in Jerusalem


This monograph conclusively proves that the plot of land leased by Israel to the United States in 1989 as the future site of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem is confiscated Palestinian refugee property. The research for this study is based on archival material in Washington, D.C. (State Department), New York (United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine), London (Public Records Office), and Jerusalem (the Israeli Land Registry and Municipality) as well as on extensive documentation obtained from the heirs of the original owners many of whom are now U.S. citizens.

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About the Author(s)

Walid Khalidi  was born in Jerusalem, he was educated at the University of London and Oxford University.  He taught at Oxford, the American University of Beirut, and Harvard.  Khalidi is a cofounder of the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS, Beirut), of which he was general secretary until recently.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a cofounder of the Royal Scientific Society, Amman.  He currently serves as President of the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPSUS, Washington, DC).

Translated by:Samirah Na'im Khoury


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