Conference idea:

Scientific conferences represent a unique means of transferring knowledge and exchanging experiences and expertise that contribute to addressing emerging problems in the field. The holding of the “Jerusalem in Arabic Poetry” conference coincides with the raging Zionist attack on the Palestinian land and people, and the Judaization of space and time. Al-Zaytoonah University has held this conference in cooperation with the Center for Jerusalem Studies in Amman to refute all the allegations that the Zionist occupation seeks to obliterate identity, falsify history, and obscure awareness of the Palestinian cause. In view of the religious, political, national and humanitarian status of Jerusalem in the awareness of generations, the conference comes in response to all calls asking for the recovery of the historical rights of the Palestinians. What Arab poets said in the past and in the present about Jerusalem amounts to being the focus of the conference, with the participation of a number of Arab researchers, critics and poets.

Conference objectives:

  • Introducing Jerusalem historically, religiously and humanly.
  • Exposing the crimes of the Zionist entity, and confronting plans aimed at demolishing Al-Aqsa and Islamic and Christian religious sites and obliterating the city’s landmarks.
  • Promoting awareness of all dimensions related to Jerusalem, and serve the goal of liberating it from the Zionist occupation.
  • Dealing with Arabic poetry that was said in Jerusalem, and examining the aesthetics of the language and the aesthetics of the place in dictionaries.
  • Highlighting the role of Arabic poetry in the liberation of Jerusalem from the occupier as one of the means of resistance, both ancient and modern.
  • Revealing the privileged position enjoyed by the city of Jerusalem in Arabic poetry, in the past and present, in response to the Zionist saying that claims the opposite is misleading and forgery.

Conference themes:

  • The political dimension
  • The national dimension
  • The patriotic dimension
  • The religious dimension
  • The human dimension
  • The technical side

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