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Daphne Tsimhoni

Adjunct Senior Lecturer Fellow

  

 
 
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Office :   Room 106, Humanities and Arts Building

 

Telephone :   829-3931

 

E-mail :   daphnets@tx.technion.ac.il
Office hours : After class - by appointment only 
 
Studies  
 
 
B.A. and M.A - Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Moderm History of the Middle East; Arabic Language and Literarture
Ph.D. - University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies: Modern Middle East History
 
Courses taught

 

 
 The Arab-Israeli Conflict
 
 Nationalism, Religion and Minorities in the Contemporary Arab World
 
Society and Modernization in the Middle East
Introduction to the History of Israel and the Middle East
 Arabic Language: literary and spoken
 
   
Books published  
Christian Communities in Jerusalem and the West Bank Since 1948, An Historical, Social and Political Study, Westport: Praeger, 1993
 
 Chapters in collective volumes:
"The Christian Communities in Jerusalem and the West Bank", in Middle East Review (New York), vol. 9, no. 1 (Fall 1976), pp. 41-47;                                                                                                also in Anne Sinai and Allen Pollak (eds.), The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the West Bank, pp. 237-244.
"The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem During the Formative Years of the British Mandate in Palestine",                                                                                                                                       in Asian and African Studies (Journal of the Israel Oriental Society, University of Haifa), vol. 12, no. 1 (March 1978), pp. 77-121.
"Demographic Trends of the Christian Population in Jerusalem and the West Bank 1948-1978",                                                                                                                                                                 in The Middle East Journal (Middle East Institute, Washington), vol. 37 no. 1 (Winter 1983), pp.54-63.
"The Greek Orthodox Community in Jerusalem and the West Bank 1948-1978: A Profile of Religious Minority in a National State",                                                                                                           in Orient (Deutsches Orient-Institut, Hamburg), vol. 23, no. 2 (June 1982), pp. 281-298.
"The Armenians and Syrians: Ethno-Religious Communities in Jerusalem",                                                                                                                                                                                                   in Middle Eastern Studies (London), vol. 20, no. 3 (July 1984), pp. 352-369.
"The Status of the Arab Christians under the British Mandate in Palestine", in Middle Eastern Studies (London), vol. 20, no.4 (October 1984), pp. 166-192.
"Between the Hammer and the Anvil: The National Dilemma of the Christian Minority in Jerusalem and the West Bank",                                                                                                                             in Orient (Deutsches Orient-Institut, Hamburg), vol. 24, no. 4 (December 1983), pp. 637-644.
"The Anglican (Evangelical Episcopal) Community in Jerusalem and the West Bank", in Oriente Moderno nuova serie, anno 2 (Rome),                                                                                                      nr. 1-12 (Gennnaio-Dicembere 1983), pp. 251-258.
"Continuity and Change in Communal Autonomy: The Christian Communal Organizations in Jerusalem 1948-1980",                                                                                                                                   in Middle Eastern Studies (London), vol. 22, no. 3 (July 1986), pp.390-417.
"The Beginnings of Modernization of the Jews in Iraq During the Nineteenth Century", in Pe'amim (Ben Zvi Institute, Jerusalem), no.36 (1988), pp. 7-34. (In Hebrew).
"The Political Configuration of the Christians in Israel", in Ha-Mizrah He-Hadash (Israel Oriental Society, Jerusalem), vol. 32 (1989), pp. 139-164. (In Hebrew).
"The Political Background of the Mass Immigration of the Jews of Iraq to Israel 1950-1951",                                                                                                                                                                     in Y.Avishur (ed.), Studies in the History of the Babylonian Jews and their Culture (The Babilonian Heritage Center, Or Yehuda), no.6 (1989), pp.89-113. (In Hebrew).
"The Government of Iraq and the Mass Immigration of the Jews to Israel", in Pe'amim (Ben Zvi Institute, Jerusalem), no. 39 (1989), pp. 64-102. (In Hebrew).
"The Latin (Roman Catholic) Patriarchate of Jerusalem from the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century till Today - Institutional and Social Aspects",                                                                                  in Ha-Mizrah He-Hadash, (Israel Oriental Society, Jerusalem), vol. 34 (1993), pp. 115-138. (In Hebrew).
"Why the Majority of the Jews of Iraq Immigrated to Israel in Operation Ezra and Nehemya",                                                                                                                                                                    in Iyunim Bitkumat Israel (Ben Gurion University), vol. 1 (1991), pp. 379-404. (In Hebrew).
"The National Dilemma of the Arab Christians in Jerusalem and the West Bank",                                                                                                                                                                                        in Iyunim Bitkumat Israel (Ben Gurion University), vol. 3, (1993), pp. 469-496. (In Hebrew).
"The British Mandate and the Status of the Religious Communities in Palestine", in Cathedra for the History of Eretz Israel and its Yishuv (Jerusalem),                                                                                 no.80 (June 1996), pp. 150-174. (In Hebrew).
"The Christians in Israel and the Territories - Disappearance," in the Middle East Quarterly (Rutgers University), vol. viii no.1 (Winter 2001), pp. 31-42.
“Special Feature: Palestinian Christians Forced to Flee,” in Near East Report (Washington), vol. xlvi no. 02 (Jan. 2002), p.6
"Christians in Jerusalem: A Minority at Risk," in Journal of Human Rights, vol. 4 (2005), pp. 391-417.
 
 
  Reviewed articels:
Y.Shavit (ed.), Kathedra for the History of Eretz Israel and its Yishuv, nos. 1
(September 1976), 5 (October 1977), 6 ( December 1977), reviewed in Ha-Mizrah He-Hadash
(Israel Oriental Society, Jerusalem) , vol.28 (1979), pp. 140-142.

 

Saul P.Colbi, A History of the Christian Presence in the Holy Land, Boston, University Press of America, 1988,                                                                                                                        reviewed in Ha-Mizrah He-Hadash (Israel Oriental Society, Jerusalem), vol. 34 (1993), pp.274-276 (in Hebrew).

 

Shmuel Moreh and Zvi Yehuda (eds.), Hatred of Jews and the Farhud in Iraq, Or Yehuda, The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center, 1992,                                                                                  reviewed in Iyunim Bitkumat Israel (Ben Gurion University), vol. 3 (1993), pp. 512-514.

 

Sergio I. Minerbi, The Vatican and Zionism: Conflict in the Holy Land, 1895-1925,
Oxford University Press, 1990, reviewed in The Journal of Israel Studies (Association for Israel
Studies, USA), vol. 15, no. 1 (Spring 1994), pp. 107-110.

 

Laura Zittrain Eisenberg, My Enemy's Enemy: Lebanon in the Early Zionist Imagination, 1900-1948, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1994,                                                                          reviewed in Israel Studies Bulletin (Association for Israel Studies, USA), Vol.13 (spring 1997) pp.26-27.

 

Haim Nahum, A Sephardic Chief Rabbi in Politics, 1892-1923, edited with an introduction by Esther Benbassa,                                                                                                                          Tuscaloosa and London: The University of Alabama Press, 1995, reviewed in Religious Studies Review                                                                                                                                               (Council of Societies for the Study of Religion, USA), vol. 23(2) April 1997, p.197.

 

Esther Benbassa and Aron Rodrigue, The Jews of the Balkans, the Judeo-Spanish Community, 15th to 20th Centuries,                                                                                                                     Oxford: Blackwell, 1995, reviewed in Religious Studies Review (Council of Societies for the Study of Religion, USA), vol. 23(2) April 1997, p.197.

 

EXILE FROM EXILE: ISRAELI WRITERS FROM IRAQ, By Nancy E. Berg. SUNI series in Israeli studies,                                                                                                                                Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1996, in Religious Studies Review                                                                                                                                                                     (Council of Societies for the Study of Religion, USA), vol. 24(3) July 1998, p. 319.

 

BETWEEN THE FLAG AND THE BANNER, WOMEN IN ISRAELI POLITICS, by Yael Yishai,
Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997, in Religious Studies Review (Council of Societies for the Study of Religion, USA), vol. 24(3) July 1998, p.318.

 

THE NON-JEWISH ORIGINS OF THE SEPHARDIC JEWS by Paul Wexler, Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996,                                                                                                       in Religious Studies Review (Council of Societies for the Study of Religion, USA), vol. 24(3) July 1998, p.319.

 

MUSLIM AUTHORS ON JEWS AND JUDAISM: THE JEWS AMONG THEIR MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS,                                                                                                                               edited by Hava Lazarus-Yafeh, Jerusalem: The Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History, 1996,                                                                                                                                                                    in Religious Studies Review (Council of Societies for the Study of Religion, USA), vol. 24(3) July 1998, pp. 318-319.

 

LE JUDAISME OTTOMAN ENTRE OCCIDENTALISATION ET SIONISME 1908-1920, by Esther Benbassa,                                                                                                                    translated into Hebrew by Meir Israel, Jerusalem: The Zalman Shazar Center, 1996, in Religious Studies Review                                                                                                                                  (Council of Societies for the Study of Religion, USA), vol. 24(3) July 1998, p. 319.

 

 "Jews, Turks, Ottomans: A Shared History, Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century", Edited by Avidgor Levy, Syracuse NY: Syracuse University Press, 2002                                                                          in Digest of Middle East Studies, vol.13 no.1 (Spring 2004), pp.67-70.

 

"The Land of Israel Was Not Promised to the Arabs," Review of PALESTINE: A TWICE PROMISED LAND?                                                                                                                                    By Isaia Friedman, Sede Boqer: Ben Gurion University Press, 2004
(Hebrew edition), in Ha-Ummah, vol.43 (2005), issue no. 161, pp. 87-94 (in Hebrew).

 

RECORDS OF DISPOSESSION: PALESTINIAN REFUGEE PROPERTY AND THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT,                                                                                                                     By Michael R. Fischbach, New York: Columbia University Press, 2003, in Digest of Middle East Studies, vol. 14 no. 1 (Spring 2005) pp. 88-94.

 

THE LAST JEWS IN BAGHDAD: REMEMBERING A LOST HOMELAND, by Nissim Rejwan, Austin:                                                                                                                                 University of Texas Press, 2004, in Digest of Middle East Studies, vol. 14 (fall 2005) pp. 78-82.

 

THE ISRAELIS, ORDINARY PEOPLE IN AN EXTRAORDINARY LAND, by Donna Rosenthal, New York: Free Press, 2005,                                                                                                        in Digest of Middle East Studies, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Fall 2006), pp. 130-133.

 

"Baghdad of the Heart in Retrospect", Review and analysis of Sasson Somekh book,
Baghdad Yesterday, in Pe'amim, No. 109 (Autumn 2006) pp. 155-165. (In Hebrew)

 

THE CROSS ON THE STAR OF DAVID: THE CHRISTIAN WORLD IN ISRAEL’S FOREIGN POLICY, 1948-1967                                                                                                                    by Uri Bialer, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005, in Digest of Middle East Studies, Vol. 17 no. 1 (Spring 2008), pp. 141-144.

 

SAVING THE HOLY SEPULCHRE: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine.                                                                                                                                           By Raymond Cohen. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, in The Catholic Historical Review, vol. XCVIII no.1 (January 2012), pp.151-153.

 

 COLONIALISM AND CHRISTAINITY IN MANDATE PALESTINE, by Laura Robson. Austin, TX:
University of Texas Press, 2011, in the Middle East Journal, 387-388.

 
 
 
Research interests :  
 
 Social History of the Middle East, with a special reference to the Palestinian society
 
 Minorities in the Modern Middle East, with a special reference to Christians and Jews
 
 Religion and nationalism in the Middle East
 

 

 

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