A study of the culture and traditions of Jerusalem that seeks to preserve its Arab traditions: festivals, folk medicine, cuisine, and even the everyday simple pleasures. Jerusalem is a city of unique grief, a city that has been the target of conquerors more than twenty times. Yet the city has managed to maintain its Arabic culture and traditions--Islamic, Christian, and Jewish--and has emerged victorious time and time again. But beginning with its partial occupation in 1948, its full occupation in 1967, and continuing through today, the Israeli claim on Jerusalem and the government's efforts to change its identity, threatens, finally, to obliterate the traditional Arab culture of the city.
History, Middle-East, Israel-Palestine,