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Upcoming Event: Scholars’ Seminar with Hillel Cohen

February 26th, 2014

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We invite you to attend our Scholars Seminar, Friday February 28th at 12:00pm. We will hear from *Hillel Cohen*, visiting professor at New York University and research fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University.

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Scholars Seminar with Hillel Cohen

Friday, February 28th, 2014

12:00-1:30pm
Schusterman conference room

The Schusterman Scholars Seminar is made up of doctoral students focussing on Israel Studies and related faculty. We would like to include graduate students and faculty from the History department.

If you are interested in attending, kindly reply to aselve@brandeis.edu, with thanks.

Following are his recommended readings and a short bio:

1) Philip Mattar, “The Role of the Mufti of Jerusalem in the Political Struggle over the Western Wall, 1928-29”, *Middle Eastern Studies*, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jan., 1983), pp. 104-118 Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4282925

2) Short review of Mattar’s book *The Mufti of Jerusalem*, by Michael Cohen, The International History Review, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Aug., 1989), pp. 590-592. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40106073

*Hillel Cohen*, born 1961 in Jerusalem, is a scholar who studies and writes about Jewish-Arab relations in Israel. He is a Research Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as a senior lecturer at the university. Cohen is especially familiar with east Jerusalem, and he published extensively on the Palestinian internal refugees and on the 1948 war. His publications include: *The Present Absentee: Palestinian Refugees in Israel Since 1948 *(Hebrew, Arabic), *Good Arabs: The Israeli Security Services and the Israeli Arabs* (Hebrew, Arabic, English), *Army of Shadows, Palestinian Collaboration with Zionism, 1917-1948* (2004 Hebrew, 2008 English), and *The Rise and Fall of Arab Jerusalem* (2007 Hebrew, 2011 English).

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