Cover

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TItle page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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p. vii

Illustrations

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p. ix

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xiii

First and foremost, my deepest gratitude and appreciation goes to the members of my dissertation committee at the University of Chicago, Rashid Khalidi, Holly Shissler, and Leora Auslander. All three have contributed in so many different ways to my intellectual growth and my love of historical research. Rashid...

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Note on Transliteration

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p. xv

In order to make the reading for the nonspecialists easier, I used a simplified version of the IJMES transliteration system to transliterate Arabic and Ottoman- Turkish words. Most diacritical marks that are not on an English keyboard are not used. The following marks are used to...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-21

On December 9, 1917, after a long and bloody fight between British and Ottoman forces, Jerusalem was conquered by the British. The mayor of the city, Hussein Selim al-Husayni, handed the British officers the keys of Jerusalem on behalf of the city’s residents. Two days later, on December 11, General Edmund Allenby,...

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1. Jerusalem During World War I: A Multiethnic City in Time of an Acute Crisis

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pp. 22-52

The surrender of Jerusalem to the British forces on December 9, 1917, ended a period of great despair in the history of Jerusalem and of Palestine in general. World War I will be remembered as a dark period in the history of Palestine, a period during which people starved to death, were forced to migrate from...

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2. Identities in Transition: Contested Space and Identities in Jerusalem

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pp. 53-81

This chapter will explore the process by which Ottoman identity and affiliation to the Ottoman collective were negotiated and thought of in Jerusalem during World War I, by examining changes in both the public and private spheres. Focusing first on the public domain, I will investigate the ways the urban...

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3. Between Ottomanism and Zionism: The Case of the Sephardi Community

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pp. 82-116

Th is short paragraph reflects, in part, the approach of ha-Herut toward the Arab population in Palestine. The ideas presented here—the hope to live in coexistence with the Arabs and develop Palestine together, the attempt to convince the Muslim elite families of the good intentions of the Jews living in Palestine—present...

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4. When a City Changes Hands: Jerusalem Between Ottoman and British Rule

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pp. 117-147

This quote appeared at the beginning of an official British film that documented the entrance of General Allenby to Jerusalem on December 11, 1917. The words that are used to describe this event capture the way British officials viewed this moment in history, in which the British army entered Jerusalem and freed...

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5. Between the Muslim-Christian Associations and the Muslim National Associations: The Rise of Intercommunal Tension

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pp. 148-177

On November 2, 1918, a large gathering of Jews was held in Jerusalem, celebrating the first anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. This gathering was organized by the Zionist Commission and was approved by the military governor of the city, Sir Ronald Storrs, who also addressed the audience. The assembly passed...

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Concluding Remarks

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pp. 178-181

Shortly before these lines were written Israel marked the ninetieth anniversary of the end of World War I in Palestine, and of Allenby’s well-documented entry to Jerusalem and the British occupation of the city. The way these occasions were commemorated was not at all surprising: they were remembered...

Notes

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pp. 185-217

Bibliography

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pp. 219-247

Index

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pp. 249-262