Available between 1943-1947

This was a government-sponsored publication, in color, which focused on cultural topics. One of its stated goals was to promote modernization in the country by emphasizing the benefits of modern technology. The journal began publication in 1943 by the Government Printing Office, in cooperation with the Palestine Broadcast Authority and ceased publication in 1947. The “Government Printing Office” was a Mandatory government office among whose main functions was publishing government notifications, orders and laws; it functioned also as the main censorship office, and was responsible for checking all foreign publications, franchising and licenses for newspaper and journalists, and issuing closure orders to newspapers.

The most prominent Palestinian journalist to work in this office was 'Azmi al-Nashashibi (Jerusalem, 1903-1995). Al-Nashashibi was a graduate of the American University in Beirut with degrees in philosophy and literature (1919), and held a diploma in journalism and political science from the University of London (1930). Al-Nashashibi began his professional career as the editor in chief of the English language version of the newspaper Filastin  (published in Jaffa from 1929-1932), and he later served in various governmental posts, including as director of the Palestine Broadcast Authority from 1944 to 1948. After 1948 he was elected to various senior positions in the Jordanian government.

In addition to translating newspaper and other articles that were originally published in English, the journal also published articles by local Arab intellectuals on a variety of topics that were not explicitly political, including literature and art.

Following the journal’s closing, for unknown reasons, the Government Printer began publishing in its place (beginning in April 1947) a very high quality magazine called Al-Qafila  (edited by Hasan Mustafa), with articles by authors and journalists, among them the author and journalist Hazem Nuseibeh. The magazine ceased publication after eight months (in November 1947), probably because of the security situation in the country at the time.