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Asif Iqbal

About this Interview

In this interivew, Asif Iqbal, an electrical engineer born in Bangladesh, shares his travel stories of the Middle East. He was interviewed by AAST 3151/HIST 3672 student, Jehiel Elicea-Garcia, in early 2022. Iqbal's interest in history, religion, and culture led him to explore many destinations such as Turkey, Palestine, and Jerusalem. From the food and culture, to the beautiful scenery and religious monuments, Iqbal shares his experiences and memories of the Middle East. He hopes that his stories help inform others who may have interest in visiting the Middle East some day.

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Azaryahu, Maoz, and Rebecca Kook. "Mapping the Nation: Street Names and Arab-Palestinian Identity: Three Case Studies." Nations and Nationalism 8, no. 2 (2002): 195-213. Link.

Baumann, Hanna, and Manal Massalha. "‘Your Daily Reality is Rubbish’: Waste as a Means of Urban Exclusion in the Suspended Spaces of East Jerusalem." Urban Studies (Edinburgh, Scotland) 59, no. 3 (2022; 2021;): 548-571. Link.

Efrat, Elisha. "British Town Planning Perspectives of Jerusalem in Transition." Planning Perspectives 8, no. 4 (1993): 377-393. Link.

Haramati, Tamar, and Ravit Hananel. "Is Anybody Home? the Influence of Ghost Apartments on Urban Diversity in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem." Cities 56, no. 56 (2016): 109-118. Link.

Nitzan-Shiftan, Alona. "Capital City Or Spiritual Center? the Politics of Architecture in Post-1967 Jerusalem." Cities 22, no. 3 (2005): 229-240. Link.