Journal of Levantine Studies


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VOLUME 7, NO. 1 IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
The current volume of the Journal of Levantine Studies pays tribute to Egyptian Jewish essayist and novelist Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff by dedicating a thematic discussion to the concept of the Arab-Jew, which is strongly connected to the idea of Levantinism. In her writing Kahanoff considers the dilemmas of Mediterranean Jews and opens the possibilities of imagining a new geographical, political, cultural, and historical space: the Levant. Similarly, the idea of the Arab-Jew reflects the possibilities or impossibilities of the Levant and Levantine belonging. It offers possibilities of thinking beyond the politicized categories of ethnic identity and of considering the Mediterranean as a combination of local and regional histories.2 The three articles and essay presented in this thematic discussion attempt to highlight the Arab-Jew and propose new directions of research on the topic in light of the last decade’s rich scholarship regarding this important part of a Levantine world and identity.

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(Photo of Yemeni family walking through the desert to a reception camp set up by the "Joint" near Aden, 1949, Israeli National Photo Archive, Wikimediacommons)
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Vol. 4, No. 1 Summer 2014

Editor's note | Anat Lapidot-Firilla

This publication marks the seventh issue of JLS. In 2009, as we were developing the idea of establishing a journal, we were feeling an urgent need to offer a fresh look at the region. Global changes and regional shifts in the balance of power, especially after the regional implications of the US invasion of Iraq, had become evident and gave support to this need to address the region with new tools and terminology……

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Journal of Levantine Studies (JLS) is an interdisciplinary academic journal dedicated to the critical study of the geographical, social, and cultural settings which, in various periods of history, have been known as the “Levant.” The journal is published biannually in English in print and online by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.