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From Empire to Empire: Jerusalem Between Ottoman and British Rule
The history of Jerusalem as traditionally depicted is the quintessential history of conflict and strife, of ethnic tension, and of incompatible national narratives and visions. It is also a historyExpand
NEGOTIATING OTTOMANISM IN TIMES OF WAR: JERUSALEM DURING WORLD WAR I THROUGH THE EYES OF A LOCAL MUSLIM RESIDENT
  • A. Jacobson
  • History
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
  • 1 February 2008
In August 1915, in the midst of World War I, a young Muslim resident of Jerusalem wrote the following in his diary: Will I go to protect my country [waṭanī]? I am not an Ottoman, only in name, but aExpand
Sephardim, Ashkenazim and the 'Arab Question' in pre-First World War Palestine: A Reading of Three Zionist Newspapers
In a provocative essay published in the Jewish monthly ha-Schiloah in 1907 under the title 'The Hidden Question', Yitzhak Epstein opened the public debate among the Jewish community in PalestineExpand
Jerusalem in the transition from empire to mandate 1
The orphan, the donor and the photograph: humanitarianism and photography in post-First World War Jerusalem
Abstract This article uncovers the short history of the American Colony Christian Herald Orphanage, operating in Jerusalem following the First World War. Hosting around 36 Christian and Muslim girls,Expand
Interview with Abigail Jacobson
American “Welfare Politics”: American Involvement in Jerusalem During World War I
This article discusses American involvement in Jerusalem during WW I, focusing on two American institutions active in the country and city at the time: the U.S. consulate and Consul Dr. OtisExpand
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