MEMP increases holdings of Pan-Arab newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi

al-Quds al-Arabi Sept 1, 2010

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Judy Alspach -

The Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) recently acquired and cataloged microfilm of issues of the newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi for May 2010-December 2013.  These years complement MEMP’s existing holdings of this independent pan-Arab daily newspaper published in London, holdings which extend from April 1989 through April 2010. 

Al-Quds al-Arabi is owned by Palestinian expatriates and its long-time Editor-in-Chief was Abdel Bari Atwan, who served in that role from the founding of the newspaper in 1989 through July 2013.  Al-Quds al-Arabi’s motto is “Daily, Political, Independent” and the paper has strongly defended the Palestinian cause against Israel, especially as compared to the stance of other well-known pan-Arab diaspora daily newspapers, some of which are owned by the Saudi royal family.   

The holdings for this preservation project were provided by Yale University.

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