Special Feature on Palestinian Well-Being

Whither the “Children of the Stone”? An Entire Life under Occupation

The storied generation of the shabab who brought global attention to Palestine through their unparalleled activism during the first intifada are now adults – and nothing they fought for has come to pass. Dr. Brian K. Barber examines the lives and well-being of this first generation of Palestinians to have lived their entire lives under occupation. His presentation examines how occupation has not only shaped their lives historically and presently but also their own assessment of their current conditions and future prospects. He cites findings from his 25-year longitudinal and ongoing study of 1,800 men and women from the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, published in the most recent edition of the Journal of Palestine Studies.

The US Elections, Attacks on Activists, and a Changing Discourse

IPS Senior Fellow Rashid Khalidi: 

There is a mendacious construct focusing on Palestinian “terrorism” and Israeli “security” that is used to describe the situation in the Middle East, which most politicians mechanically repeat. The fact that people like Sanders or Senator Patrick Leahy are publicly – and that others are privately – beginning to throw away that false script is a function of broader change. 

This is the moment we’re in. BDS is a tactic that people can latch on to. BDS is a tactic on campuses to open up the debate. It is not designed to change the balance of power in Congress: All this is directed at opening up the debate. People will then know they’ve been lied to constantly.

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Time is running out to register and be a part of the Palestine Studies springtime celebration! All funds raised in this auction go towards supporting and providing accurate information and scholarship on Palestine and preserving and protecting the integrity of the historical record. Because of supporters like you, the Institute is able to continue to publish, analyze, document and report on Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

 

Operation Cast Lead: Seven Years Later

On December 27, 2008, the Israel Defense Forces launched an assault on the besieged Gaza Strip. For the next 22 days, Gaza’s over one million residents bore witness to an unprecedented Israeli war on a Palestinian territory. By the conflict’s end, the Palestinian death toll numbered over 1,400; mainly civilians, including over 300 children. 13 Israelis were reported dead, four from friendly fire.

How Israeli Settlements Stifle Palestine’s Economy

In this policy brief, IPS Senior Fellow Leila Farsakh and Al-Shabaka Policy Fellow Nur Arafeh and Policy Advisor Samia al-Botmeh debunk Israel’s arguments by demonstrating the devastating impact Israel’s settlement enterprise has had on the Palestinian economy, dispossessing Palestinians of their land, water, and other resources and creating mass unemployment.

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