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On March 2, 2018, the Institute for Palestine Studies hosted a successful fundraising gala featuring the works of renowned Palestinian and Arab artists. Guests included intellectuals, artists, academics, and politicians.

IPS Chairman of the Board of...




By Laurie King         

              Acclaimed Lebanese filmmaker Jean Khalil Chamoun passed away on 9 August 2017, in Beirut, following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. His death marks the end of a vibrant era of Lebanese documentary and feature...




Kellyanne Conway, President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign manager, has stated that relocating the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is a “a big priority” for the incoming administration. She added: “It is something that our friend in Israel, a great friend in...




On the eve of the 1956 War, strict security measures were imposed on Arab villages near Israel's borders. At Kafr Qasim in Israel on the Jordanian frontier, the army decreed a curfew to come into effect almost immediately whilst most of the workmen of the village were still out in thefields and could not be informed. As they returned to Kafr Qasim in the early evening of October 29, 1956, forty-nine villagers were shot by Israeli soldiers. In the...




Whatever shifts may be taking place in the realm of discourse, Israel has not neglected the material preconditions of its power. At a time when leading Arab countries are manifestly enfeebled, ceasing to regard Israel as a matter of strategic concern, prioritizing Iran instead, and when some of them are apparently on the verge of being incorporated into a U.S.-Israeli antimissile defense system, thereby becoming...


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...



On 17 November, the Israeli government announced its decision to outlaw the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel. Under the measure, association, membership, and material support for the group are considered criminal...



Middle East Studies Association Meeting Panel on Gaza, 23 November 2014


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