Newly Unveiled Digital Archive Poised to Reshape Israel-Palestine Discourse on Land Rights

By: Issuewire

Los Angeles, California Sep 26, 2023 ( - The Bseiso Family is proud to announce the launch of its groundbreaking digital archive, a resource with the potential to redefine the global conversation around land rights and historical narratives in the Israel-Palestine conflict. This digital archive is hosted on our platform and opens the door to a realm of never-before-seen original documents dating back to the early 20th century, land deeds, purchasing agreements, and tax receipts, focused on the life and legacy of Mr. Mahrous Mustafa Bseiso, a significant Palestinian industrialist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and major land owner.

About The Bseiso Family Digital Archive
This treasure trove of materials provides a deep dive into pre-1948 Palestine, capturing the essence of Mr. Bseiso's influential role in land and water management, while also highlighting the Bseiso family's esteemed lineage tracing back to the noble Hashemite roots of the Prophet Muhammed's (Pbuh) daughter. Enhanced with supplementary maps, photographs, and detailed context about historical witnesses, the archive stands as a testament to a vibrant and dynamic Palestine of the past. Ronald Stockton, Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, lauds the archive, stating, " I taught a course on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict for over 40 years. I have never seen anything like this archive... This archive provides specific factual documentation on how that society looked and how it functioned...This archive is very surprising".

A Paradigm Shift in Israel-Palestine Narrative
The newly uncovered materials have the potential to significantly alter mainstream discourse. They provide a comprehensive look into the Arab communities who lived, traded, and cultivated the land in Bi'r al-Sab (Beersheba), Palestine. From investment in advanced irrigation technologies to the transformation of arid lands into fertile farms and mills. Mr. Mahrous's endeavors serve as a testament to the dynamic Palestinian society that existed prior to the Nakba in 1948.

The Call to Academia and the Media
Our launch coincides with Columbia University's newly featured archive of the Bseiso family artifacts to their library archives and their Middle Eastern Studies curriculum, we extend a heartfelt invitation to scholars, researchers, and journalists globally. Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, emphasizes the archive's importance, asserting, "This archive is a unique repository of important family materials that illuminate important aspects of the history of Palestine. I would recommend it to your students, grad students, researchers, and historians."

Introductory interviews covering the overview of the project, family history, and navigating the archive available on the Bseiso Family Archive blog.

The Bseiso Family Digital Archive is a significant contribution to both academic dialogues and public discourse about Israel and Palestine. Engaging with this repository promises a deeper, more nuanced understanding of a contentious yet often misunderstood chapter in history.

To delve into the Bseiso Family Digital Archive and its wealth of resources, please visit: The Bseiso Family Archive
For further inquiries, please contact:

Adel J. Bseiso


Amine T. Zreik Esq.
Project Manager

Media Contact

The Bseiso Family Archive

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