The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS), proudly celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is a private nonprofit research institution unaffiliated with any political organization or government. IPS is highly regarded throughout the Arab world as a model of institutional organization and independence. Established in Beirut in 1963, it is the oldest institute in the world devoted exclusively to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. IPS supports the Institute for Palestine Studies (USA), Inc., in Washington, D.C. [a 501(c)(3) public charity] and the Institute of Jerusalem Studies in Ramallah (West Bank).
Since its establishment, the Institute has published over 600 books, monographs, and documentary collections in English, Arabic and French-as well as its renowned quarterly academic journals: Journal of Palestine Studies, Jerusalem Quarterly, and Majallat al-Dirasat al-Filistiniyyah. Its publications, meticulously researched and sourced, are widely respected and extensively cited in academic and policy work. IPS’s Library in Beirut is the largest in the Arab world specializing in Palestinian affairs, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Judaica.
15 Minute Documentry on the 50 year history of the Institute:
Nidal Bitari, founder of the Palestinian Association of Human Rights in Syria, speaks with host Omar Baddar about the tragic humanitarian situation in the Yarmouk Camp in Damascus, Syria. Nidal highlights the plight of the close to 20,000 Palestinian civilians still remaining inside the camp.
Special Focus on Syria and the Palestinian Refugees. For part of the months of January and February the Institute has made available articles from the Journal of Palestine Studies pertaining to Palestinian Refugees living in Syria.
The Institute is having a vote on favorite photographs of historic Palestine from our collection. By voting on your favorite photos, you are automatically entered to win an IPS poster of a photo of historic Palestine. VOTE HERE!