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On 28 September 2000, Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon visited the Haram al-Sharif escorted by 1,000 Israeli riot police and a police helicopter guard. The visit served to demonstrate Israel’s imposed authority over occupied East Jerusalem and inevitably provoked Palestinian protests. Sharon’s actions were preceded by years of a negotiating (or, more accurately, renegotiating) process the sole...



On this day, 43 years ago, the Palestinian people lost one of their greatest writer, Ghassan Kanafani. In remembrance the Institute for Palestine Studies has made available an archival retrospective...



On March 30th, 1976, Palestinian citizens of Israel protested against a renewed effort by the state of Israel to expropriate land from the nation’s marginalized population...




On November 21, 2014, the Institute for Palestine Studies held a panel discussion titled “The Legal Assault on Palestinian Rights Activism.”

The panel was moderated by Journal of Palestine Studies editor Rashid I. Khalidi and featured civil rights attorneys Andrew Dalack, Dima Khalidi and Yaman Salahi and Professor Steven Salaita, whose recent firing by the University of Illinois has drawn increased attention to the aggressive silencing of...




Tariq Abu Khdeir speaks at a briefing on Capitol Hill (8/1/14)         




Issue 170 of the Journal of Palestine is now available! The featured article Palestinians in Latin America: Between Assimilation and Long Distance Nationalism by Cecilia Baeza, sheds light on the diverse and dynamic identity politics of Latin America’s Palestinian population and is ...



May 21 - Journal of Palestine Studies Assistant Editor, Nour Joudah spoke at a Congressional Briefing on Wednesday, about her experience being denied entry into Ramallah by Israel.


Congress is currently considering adding Israel to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, while concerns have arisen over the treatment of Americans attempting to enter Israel. Over 22 Senate offices had staffers in attendance...


After winning Arab Idol last season, Mohammed Assaf’s story has inspired all over the world. Growing up in Khan Yunis refugee camp in Gaza facing devastating poverty, Assaf has overcome barriers to win Arab Idol and reach millions not only with his music and inspirational story but also his work for the Palestinian people.


Mohammed Assaf, Arab Idol winner and singer from Gaza performed in...