Edited by Dr. Mahmoud Yazbak (Department of Middle Eastern History) and Prof. Yfaat Weiss (Department of Land of Israel Studies)
Published by Republic of Letters Publishing, 2011
Haifa Before & After 1948, Narratives of a Mixed City is a voyage that 14 scholars and experts undertake through the cultural, political and social history of Haifa before and after the 1948 War. This volume, co-authored by Palestinians and Israelis - Arabs and Jews, mostly Israeli citizens, covers Haifa’s architecture and its social and cultural life during the Mandate period, the Arab-Israeli competition in the oil and soap industries, the history of Arab-Jewish inter-communal relations and cohabitation, commemoration in the German Colony of Haifa, the story of two houses that represent the narrative of Palestinians in Haifa and remembrances displayed through personal accounts of the cold winter in 1950.
“A few minutes ago you put your trust in me and ratified my appointment as the next president of the University of Haifa. I thank you for your trust. It is not something I take for granted. And I am now obligated to prove to those who have entrusted me with the position have not been mistaken,” said Amos Shapira moments after his appointment as the next President of the University of Haifa was ratified by the University’s Board of Governors.
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A festive and exciting opening ceremony for the University’s 40th Meeting of the Board of Governors celebrated “The Israeli Mosaic“. The hundreds of guests in the audience watched as nine honorary doctorates were conferred and as the University launched its Friends & Alumni Association. Leading members of Israel’s judiciary, business leaders, ambassadors, Knesset members, “Or Yarok” volunteers, and members of the University community attended to celebrate with the University. Continue Reading »