Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – Jerusalem, a modern history; also, in search of Iraq’s artistic life

In tonight's program, Khalil Bendib speaks with Director of the Institute of Jerusalem Studies and Birzeit University Professor of sociology Salim Tamari http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/authors.php?auid=68 about an essay published in the Jerusalem quarterly titled "Jerusalem's Ottoman modernity," in which he depicts a very different Jerusalem around the turn of the 20th century than the one we are familiar with today. http://www.jerusalemquarterly.org/ViewArticle.aspx?id=218

Later in the program, Malihe Razazan speaks with Hadani Ditmars, a co-editor of New Internationalist, who went to Iraq in February of this year to explore whatever is left of the art in post-invasion Iraq. http://www.hadaniditmars.com

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