Culture & History

Remembering the First Intifada: “I Was Detained by Mitzna”

January 9, 2018 Khalid Farraj

Editor’s note: Last month Palestinians marked 30 years since the First Intifada, which erupted on December 9, 1987. In this excerpt from “The First Intifada: Hope and the Loss of Hope,” which appeared in the Autumn, 2017 issue of the Journal of Palestine Studies, Khalid Farraj recounts his own arrest by Israeli

Culture & History

Trump and My Mother

December 29, 2017 Awad Halabi

My mother’s generation was the last to have lived in a pluralistic, multi-confessional Jerusalem.

Culture & History

Intra Bank: A Palestinian Banking Legend

June 19, 2017 Khelil Bouarrouj

In the 1960s, Beirut was a center of global capital known for its Swiss-like secrecy. And one bank, founded by Palestinian refugee Yousef Beidas, was the envy of the town: Intra Bank. In the wake of the 1948 Nakba, Beidas, the son of a Greek Orthodox scholar, fled his Jerusalem