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Yusuf Diya-uddin Pasha al-Khalidi

Yusuf Diya-uddin Pasha al-Khalidi, elected from Jerusalem to the first Ottoman Parliament of 1877, where he was an active member of the opposition; mayor of Jerusalem in 1899.

"In the Name of God, Let Palestine Be Left Alone" (2)

Yusuf Diya-uddin Pasha al-Khalidi, elected from Jerusalem to the first Ottoman Parliament of 1877, where he was an active member of the opposition; mayor of Jerusalem in 1899.

"In the Name of God, Let Palestine Be Left Alone" (3)

Yusuf Diya-uddin Pasha al-Khalidi, elected from Jerusalem to the first Ottoman Parliament of 1877, where he was an active member of the opposition; mayor of Jerusalem in 1899.

Jerusalem Railroad Station

The Jerusalem railroad station, 1917: Jemal Pasha, Ottoman governor general in Syria-Palestine, and General Erich von Falkenhayn, chief of the German Military Mission to the Orient.

Jaffa's Railroad

Jaffa: one of the first railroad piers to be built at the port.

Sa'id al-Shawwa

Sa'id al-Shawwa, a leading Gaza notable and grain exporter. After the British occupation, he became mayor of Gaza and a member of the Supreme Muslim Council - the highest body in charge of Muslim community affairs.

Nazif al-Khalidi

Nazif al-Khalidi, a Jerusalem engineer. He was one of the principal aides to the German chief engineer Meissner, who supervised the building of the Hijaz Railway, begun in 1900; this railroad linked Damascus and Medina.

On Strike

The Arab commercial center outside Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, on strike during the Buraq (Wailing Wall) disturbances, 1929.

Emergency Relief Committee

The Emergency Relief Committee (seen here in session at its headquarters in Jerusalem, 1929) was formed during the 1929 disturbances to aid afflicted Palestinian families.

Auja River

Water mill on the Auja River near Jaffa.

Casting Nets

Fishermen of the Sea of Galilee.

Grains (1)

Grains: of 4,367,629 dunams under grain cultivation, the Palestinians owned and cultivated 4,152,438 dunams.

Grains (2)

Grains: of 4,367,629 dunams under grain cultivation, the Palestinians owned and cultivated 4,152,438 dunams.

Grains (3)

Grains: of 4,367,629 dunams under grain cultivation, the Palestinians owned and cultivated 4,152,438 dunams.

Grains (4)

Grains: of 4,367,629 dunams under grain cultivation, the Palestinians owned and cultivated 4,152,438 dunams.

Bananas

Bananas: 60 percent of the area planted with bananas was Palestinian-owned and cultivated.

Vines

Vines: 86 percent of the area planted with vines was Palestinian-owned and cultivated.

Melons

Melons: of 125,979 dunams planted with melons, the Palestinians owned and cultivated 120,304 dunams.

Olives

Olives: of 600,133 dunams, 99 percent was Palestinian-owned and cultivated.

Vegetable Distribution

Vegetables: of 279,940 dunams, 239,733 dunams were Palestinian-owned and cultivated.

Tobacco

Tobacco: the area under tobacco cultivation was restricted by the Mandatory government to avoid overproduction. Virtually all the land under tobacco cultivation was Palestinian-owned.

Livestock (1)

The animal wealth of the country was also largely Palestinian-owned.

Livestock (2)

The animal wealth of the country was also largely Palestinian-owned.

The Jaffa Orange: The Palestinian Gift to the World

#'s 149-157 Today the Jaffa orange is the agricultural product that is most closely associated with Israeli production. Yet Palestinian expertise had already developed the Jaffa orange before Zionist colonization of Palestine got under way.

Looking Out to Sea

Jaffa, looking out to sea. Until 1936, before the development of the Haifa and Tel Aviv harbors, Jaffa was the main seaport of Palestine.

Taxi Stand

Taxi stand, Damascus Gate, Jerusalem, ca. 1928. Damascus Gate and the Old City walls (see 176) were also built by Suleiman the Magnificent.

Khalil Raad's Shop

Khalil Raad's shop, Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem (see 72, 124, 125 , 126 , 127 ,

Pottery (1)

The ancient crafts of the potter.

Pottery (2)

The ancient crafts of the potter.

Spice Market

Suq al-Attarin (the Spice Market).

The Arab Bank Ltd. Annual Report

241a-241p: A melange of sixteen books by Palestinians, published before 1946.

Arab Industrial Exhibition

241a-241p: A melange of sixteen books by Palestinians, published before 1946.

The Palestine Arab Workers Society

241a-241p: A melange of sixteen books by Palestinians, published before 1946.

The New Palestine by Constantin Theodory

241a-241p: A melange of sixteen books by Palestinians, published before 1946.

"No Taxation Without Representation" - May 1936

Typical of political posters appearing at the beginning of the general strike.

Palestine and Oil

The oil pipeline to Haifa from Iraq sabotaged by guerrillas, summer 1936. This was probably one of the earliest instances of the impingement of the Palestine problem on the flow of oil to the West.

Hassan Shak'ah soap factory

Wrapping soap in the Hassan Shak'ah factory, Nablus, ca. 1940.

Matches

Match factory, Nablus, 1940.

Tatli-Sert Tobacco

Bales of Tatli-Sert tobacco in storage, Nazareth, ca. 1940.

Arab Cigarette and Tobacco Co.

The packaging of cigarettes at the Arab Cigarette and Tobacco Company, Nazareth, ca. 1940.

Guard of the United States Consulate in Jerusalem

Guard of the United States Consulate in Jerusalem in the traditional costume of the qawwas ("consular guard").

Shepherds and a Schoolmaster

Shepherds and a schoolmaster, with their respective flocks, cross paths outside the Church of All Nations, Gethsemane.