Mostafa Hussein received his Ph.D. from the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University in 2017. His research, in general, focuses on the encounter between Jews and Islam in modern times. His first project, “Intertwined Landscape: Jews and Islam in the Holy Land,” offers a reading of the cultural landscape of Palestine/Israel that emerged from writings about the land ranging from late-nineteenth century and continuing throughout the first half of the twentieth century. As reflecting on Jewish intellectuals’ engagement with Arabo-Islamic texts about the land within the trinity of place, knowledge, and power, he explains how Jewish intellectuals transformed their beliefs, views, and ideas into a material culture that contributed to the Jewish nationalist project. He considers the place of this knowledge in processes of constructing the identity of the new Jew and his sense of belonging to the Land of Palestine/Israel. He argues that Jews could not familiarize themselves with the natural landscape of Palestine without confronting Arabo-Islamic culture’s centuries of knowledge about the land. His study presents both a new understanding of the history of early Jewish intellectual activities in Palestine/Israel, and a lens through which we can revisit and enrich the history of the encounter between Jews and Islamicate culture in the evolution of the Jewish nationalist movement.