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Salim Tamari


You Are Here! You Were Here! Chutzpah or Kharbata?

At the entrance of Jaffa’s Old Port, next to the old warehouses now converted into a series of harbour cafes, boutiques, and exhibition halls, the visitor is greeted with a trilingual “Jaffa Port Map”, a wall map guiding the tourist/visitor to the landmarks of the zone. Warehouse One, Warehouse Two. Central Piazza. Steimestzky. Toilets. The Lighhouse. More Toilets. Fishing Arena. At the heart of this map comes a shocking announcement. In English, “You Are Here!”. In Hebrew: ...

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Jerusalem Quarterly Featured on Jadaliyya

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Detective Stories from the Holy City? This is one of many themes addressed by the muckraking journal, The Jerusalem Quarterly. Jadaliyya is delighted to announce the launching of essays from the Jerusalem Quarterly (JQ) on its page. For the last fifteen years JQ has been publishing critical works on the history and future of Jerusalem, as well as investigative reporting on the current status of the city. JQ combines some of the best approaches of social science ...

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Is There a Palestinian Strategy?

[Israeli soldiers take up a position beside the Israeli separation wall at the Qalandiya Checkpoint in the West Bank, as Palestinians protesters (not shown) march on May 15, 2011. Image from UPI]

A frequently asked question following the Arab Spring rebellions was why were the Palestinians left out? Why did they not join their Tunisian, Egyptian, Yemeni compatriots, and other Arab youth in seeking regime change? Why were there no reenactments of the actions of the first Intifada of 1987, or of the second Intifada of 2000? The short answer is that there was indeed a rebellion that went substantially unnoticed in the midst of neighboring Arab uprisings. Palestinian ...

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Salim Tamari


Salim Tamari is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) and director of the IPS-affiliated Institute of Jerusalem Studies. He is editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and Hawliyyat al Quds.