Interview with Issam Nassar
on Sheikh Jarrah and Jerusalem
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Aided by maps of Jerusalem, Issam Nassar dissects the events in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah and situates them in a longer history of Israeli settler colonialism in Palestine and Jerusalem in particular. Nassar explains the significance of Sheikh Jarrah and why Palestinians rose up against this latest attempt at forced expulsion.
Professor Issam Nassar is a Palestinian historian at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies specializing in the history of the Middle East, especially Palestine, and the history of photography. He has done extensive research on Jerusalem and his publications include: Photographing Jerusalem: The Image of the City in 19th C Photography; Different Snapshots: Early Local Photography in Palestine (1850-1948); Karimeh Abbud: Pioneer of Feminist Photography in Palestine (1893-1940). Nassar is also co-editor of Jerusalem Quarterly.
Sami Hermez is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Liberal Arts Program at Northwestern University in Qatar. He is the author of War is Coming: Between Past and Future Violence in Lebanon (2017). Professor Hermez is also the coordinator of the Beirut School of Critical Security Studies working group at the Arab Council for the Social Sciences.
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