Ahmad J. Azem (2013). The Israeli Redefinition of Jerusalem,  In Lena Jayyusi (Editor), Jerusalem Interrupted: Modernity and Colonial Transformation 1917-present


Writing on “The Israeli Redefinition of Jerusalem”, Ahmad Jamil Azem analyses how Israeli policies since 1967, “and most sharply since the Oslo Accords… created the bizarre image of a city partitioned and crisscrossed by snaking walls and roads”, so that it is “impossible to describe Jerusalem now as a normal city”.


Book Review 



The book is shortlisted for Palestine Book Awards 2015

The Middle East Monitor (MEMO) is pleased to announce the books shortlisted for its 2015 Palestine Book Awards.

The award, now in its fourth year, is an annual project that honours and celebrates books in English about Palestine. It is equally an attempt to encourage authors and publishers to create more fine books on Palestine.

This has been MEMO’s most successful year yet with a total of 45 books submitted for consideration, many of which the judges considered to be of a higher standard than in previous years. The winners include a stunning photographic record, unique books of scholarship, diaries, a graphic novel and a mystery thriller.

The 2015 shortlisted authors are:

The Palestinians- Elias Sanbar, published by Yale University Press
Gaza, A History, Jean-Pierre Filiu , published by Hurst Publishers
The Drone Eats With Me- Atef Abu Saif, published by Comma Press
Jerusalem Interrupted- Lena Jayyusi , published by Olive Branch Press
Chief Complaint- Hatim Kanaaneh, MD, published by Just World Publishing
Vanished– Ahmed Masoud, published by Rimal Publications
Baddawi, Laila Abdul Razaq, published by Just World Publications