Jerusalem/ Reference_Identity of the Holy Jerusalem
Aruri, N.H.. 2005. “Misrepresenting Jerusalem,” in the Open Veins of Jerusalem, ed. Munir Arkash and Fouad Moughrabi. Alrington: Jusoor ; Syracuse, N.Y. : Distributed by Syracuse University Press, 109-163.
Naseer Aruri is a Chancellor Professor working at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Director of the Trans-Arab Research Institute in Boston as well as editor of numerous published works on Palestine Studies. In “Misrepresenting Jerusalem”, Aruri illustrated the historical background of Jerusalem and he particularly emphasized the long three-thousand years of “occupied” status of the city which hinted readers on the unstable identity of the Holy City over years of war conflicts. Although he did not go into detail on the British Mandate period, the chapter provided one important historic clarification on the identity of the Holy City- a never “founded” but “occupied” place since the great David’s conquer,which inspired one to relate how the British conquest “re-establish” the Holy image of Jerusalem through focused preservation of the Old City.