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The 13th Jerusalem Day Conference:‎

‎“The Status of Jerusalem in the Current Palestinian Context”‎

An-Najah National University is holding the 13th Conference on the occasion of the International ‎Jerusalem Day, on November 2nd, 2017 which coincides with centenary of the Balfour ‎Declaration.‎


Jerusalem is a city of great religious and historical significance to Arab and Palestinian Muslims, ‎and for its strategic significance, it has been a destination for invaders and occupiers throughout ‎its history.‎

The city nowadays is under Israeli occupation and has been under its violent practices since 1967.‎

The conference is going to be held on the occasion of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, a ‎letter dated 2 November 1917 from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur ‎James Balfour to Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish ‎community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.‎


The conference will address following themes:‎

  • The Political scene in Jerusalem.
  • Jerusalem in the media.
  • Jerusalem from a cultural and literary perspective.
  • The educational scene in Jerusalem.
  • Architecture in Jerusalem.

The conference’s scientific committee welcomes all Palestinian and non-Palestinian ‎participants. ‎

Kindly take into consideration the following:‎

  • Research papers must be written in grammatically correct Arabic.
  • Presented research must not be published by other institutions.
  • Submitted research must follow academic research principles.
  • Each research paper must not exceed 20 pages.
  • Research papers are to be reviewed by the scientific committee.
  • Submitted research should cover one of the conference’s themes.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: March 15th, 2017‎
  • Complete research submission deadline: September 15th, 2017‎
  • The conference: November 2nd, 2017‎

Contact Information

An-Najah National University- the Old Campus

To submit research, please contact: [email protected]


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