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Kamel Jameel Alasali

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Jordan
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1925
  • Age: 91
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Born in Jerusalem on 29 Nov. 1925, completed schooling at various Palestinian schools, graduated from Rashidiyya School in 1943, then joined the Arab College in Jerusalem, graduating in 1945; took a correspondence course at the University of London and received his BA in 1950; He joined the Palestinian School of Law in Jerusalem in 1951, but did not complete his studies; first worked as a teacher at Ar-Rashidiyya School, then moved to the Khadouri Agricultural School in Tulkarem, then taught at UNWRA schools in Jerusalem. also worked for the Jordanian Broadcasting Service in Ramallah; sought political asylum in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and finally in Egypt during the Suez crisis in 1956-57. worked for the radio station Sawt Al-Arab (Voice of the Arabs) in Cairo; went to Humboldt University, Berlin (East Germany) in 1959; attained a PhD in Philosophy from Berlin University in 1967.

Worked for the German Broadcasting Service until his return to Amman in 1968. from 1968 to 1983, served as Director of the Library at the University of Jordan.


Achievements and Awards

He translated and published many scholarly works, among them: Islamic Institutions of Learning in Jerusalem (Arabic, 1981); Islamic Mausolea and Cemeteries in Jerusalem (Arabic, 1981).

The Merits of Jerusalem (Arabic, 1982); Some Islamic Monuments in Jerusalem (Arabic, 1982). Jerusalem Historical Documents, Volumes I-III (Arabic, 1983-89). Jerusalem in History (English, 1989). Jerusalem in Travel Books (Arabic, 1992), The Nebi Musa Feast in Palestine (Arabic, 1990) and An Introduction to the History of Medicine in Jerusalem (Arabic, 1994). died on 27 Oct. 1995.

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