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1925 - 1995

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"The sanctity of Jerusalem has in more than one sense made its history. Loved and adored by hundreds of millions throughout the world and through the ages, Jerusalem lived through times of glory during which it was built and embellished on grand and impressive scales. Yet for the very reason of its unique place in the eyes of the faithful, Jerusalem was, in other times, to suffer terribly. It was several times razed to the ground and its inhabitants annihilated. But each time Jerusalem was destroyed it was destined to rise again. The history of Jerusalem is a mixture of glories and catastrophes."

Jerusalem in History

This website is dedicated to Dr. Kamil J. Asali. It highlights his historical research and his contribution to the Palestinian library for the benefit of Jerusalem and its Arab-Islamic heritage.