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Blaming the Victims, 296. For an insightful discussion of the demographic ambiguities of Late Ottoman Palestine, see Jacobson, From Empire to Empire, 3. ” McCarthy, The Population of Palestine, 23. ” 32 • chapt e r 1 moment. Zionists and their supporters tend to prefer higher estimates of the Jewish population and lower estimates of the Arab population, while Palestinians and their advocates have the opposite preferences. 63 In 1881, before the first large Jewish nationalist immigration, Palestine’s population was likely about 462,000, consisting of 400,000 Muslims, 42,000 Christians, and 20,000 Jews (including perhaps 5,000 Jews without Ottoman citizenship).
21 Quataert, The Ottoman Empire, 1700–1922, 75–76. 22 Kushner, To Be Governor of Jerusalem, 35–36. 23 This economic inequality—effectively favoring non-Muslims over Muslims—bred resentment and, along with other factors, intercommunal tensions. ”24 When violence ultimately arose between local Christians and Muslims, as it did, for instance, in Mount Lebanon in the mid-nineteenth century, Europeans interpreted the events as “sectarian” conflict and evidence of the need further to intervene and protect the empire’s Christians.
Though fin de siècle Jerusalem was hardly an intellectual capital on the order of Beirut or Cairo, Palestine’s geographic centrality between Syria and Egypt meant both that intellectuals from north and south passed through Jerusalem and that the literary and cultural elite of Arabic-reading Palestine were necessarily engaged with the ideas generated and published in the centers—including al-Khalidi, who wrote on occasion in the Nahḍa journals. Locating Jerusalem within the Syria-Egypt cultural orbit highlights other ways in which race was on the minds of intellectuals in al-Khalidi and Ben-Yehuda’s city.