Prior to 1948, Palestinian-Jewish relations particularly in Jerusalem were very common. Many of my friends have Jewish grandmothers. Basically, Jews were considered Palestinian Jews, just like there are palestinian Christians in Jersusalem who are proud of their identity. The situation with Jews grew worst after the 1948 war. I also would like to add that many prominement Palestinian families converted form Judism, as the Maslamani family did, and others. Those families have been for decades an integral part of the Palestinian society. As for the Nashashibis, they are prominement Jerusalamite family which we all in Jerusalem respect; and most definetly would write any article to associate with them, just like the author did.
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from the article: S.Y. Agnon's relatives: The E. Jerusalem Nashashibis